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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by DavidJr, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. DavidJr

    DavidJr New Egg

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    Hi everyone not really new to chickens but new at the forum. I had some araucannas years ago incubators etc. Just recently ordered some araucaunnas from ideal poultry last summer ordered 10 hens figured I would end up with about 8.

    I ended up with a rooster and 7 hens, well they started laying a month or so ago so I drug out one of the old incubators I had left, that led to a trip to tractor supply for a new one with egg turner since I had sold my good one long ago..

    I started collecting blue green eggs the 24th got it about half full gonna try to fill it and do a whole batch, oh I got the little giant incubator and auto turner..
     
  2. JerseyGiantfolk

    JerseyGiantfolk Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC. [​IMG]
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, DavidJr, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our community! Best of luck with your chickens and your hatching!
     
  4. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] You can store hatching eggs for up to 2 weeks before incubating them, but after 7 days their chance of hatching drops significantly. Just remember to turn the eggs daily, like you'd do with incubating eggs. Good luck with your hatch!
     
  6. DavidJr

    DavidJr New Egg

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    I got them in the turner and plugged it in, it is sitting on a table in the house guess day 6 I will move it into the incubator..
     
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    David, welcome to BYC. I agree with Sumi on most everything, but I have had good luck with incubating eggs 2 weeks old and more. A lot depends upon how they are stored during the 'holding period'.
     
  8. chickenpooplady

    chickenpooplady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from Highland County Ohio and God Bless!!!
     
  9. Kilsharion

    Kilsharion Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey there :) I'm a bit west of you in Georgetown. Nice to 'meet you'.
     
  10. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     

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