I am diving in head first into chickens for the first time. I have 5 4h kiddos and they are all getting hatching eggs from the U of A. Cross your fingers for me.
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Welcome! I didn't know U of A had started giving eggs again. What breeds are you getting?
Congrats! and Good luck. We have some of the Favs, Houdans, Dorkings, Phoenix, and have had the silkies, and Araucana from Dr. Bramwell. I hope you have a good hatch!
Dr. Bramlett and the U of A folks are good to deal with. They are good people.
I wish I could tell you what kind of hatch rate to expect. I’ve had 100% hatch on shipped eggs, five turkeys from Lucky Pickens who used to be on this thread. I also had a 25% hatch rate on shipped eggs, one out of four, also turkeys from Lucky Pickens. I’ve had 100% hatch with my own eggs, I’ve had some pretty lousy hatches with my own eggs. With a good mentor you should do OK but each hatch is different, whether in an incubator or under a broody.