Hi! I'm very sorry I am a newbie for Incubating! I have 17 chickens, 2 roos, 15 hens. This spring they will all be 2 years old. already they are slowing down laying. we are going to send some of them to a lady we know to "do it" for us. But! There is light! We are going to be going "au natural" and hatch some chicks! But We are told we need a backup plan in case they don't go broody! Here are my questions: (I'm sorry there is a lot) Which chickens should we keep? How many roosters? 1 or 2? Anybody have any links for homemade DIY incubators they have used and know work? What temperature? What Humidity? Where can I get the stuff I need for the incubator? What do I do once the chicks hatch? Do I move them anywere like to a brooder? Answers would be VERY helpful! If you have any tips for the first time hatching chicks, I would be grateful.... oh so grateful. BTW I look up to you guys so much thankyou for helping me out!
If you want to see a vid of our first batch of chicks (the ones that are now 2 yrs. old) my username is jeeperscreepers2452 and the vid is In the brooder box with 13 chicks.