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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by caco123, Dec 19, 2013.

  1. caco123

    caco123 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi iv just got a lend of a poly hatch incubator does anyone know how I set the temperature[​IMG] also if I got a broody hen would thus be more preferable?[​IMG]
     
  2. BrickWall Honey

    BrickWall Honey Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I think you would be better off starting with a broody hen but, that isn't something you can just order from a catalog. Some breeds go broody often, some never will. You can't 'make" an hen go broody. IF you have hens, breeds like silkies are usually reliable broodies, sooner or later they will go broody. That is your chance to buy fertile eggs of any breed you wish, and exchange the silkie eggs for your new ones. She will brood them as though they were her own.
     
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    rockinpaints Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Cheers from Ohio! [​IMG]Glad you could join us! [​IMG] and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
     
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    petrel Chats with Chickens

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  8. caco123

    caco123 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks all for your welcome messages[​IMG] I bought a thermonitor on Amazon and it seems accurate..fingers crossed they [​IMG]! Is there anything else I should know as a first time hatcher.. All info greatly appreciated[​IMG]
     
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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