11 days in first incubation

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by snowy Mtns, Apr 14, 2016.

  1. snowy Mtns

    snowy Mtns Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello!

    Homeschooling animal loving 4H family, halfway through the first hatch. We had a broody hatch last year and it was great, but the kids want to start raising different show birds.

    We have a Farm Intovators 4250, circulated air and egg turner. Today we candled the eggs(only one dead out of the fertile eggs!) the eggs closest to the heater seem to be a little farther along in the growth process. Should I be concerned?

    I don't want to kill any, 29 alive and moving.
     
  2. N F C

    N F C just blowing in the wind Premium Member Project Manager

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  3. Chicken-Eye

    Chicken-Eye Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC. Like NFC, i have experience in using incubators but she has given you the best forum in which to get the best advice.

    As you will be raising chicks, rather than let momma do the work, these links may help you for the moment.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/getting-started-raising-chickens
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-and-raising-chicks

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - just type the name of your state in the search box.

    All the best
    CT
     
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  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
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  6. snowy Mtns

    snowy Mtns Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the great links!
     
  7. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

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    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens. Sending good hatching vibes your way [​IMG]
     
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