Beginner Incubating

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ReseisCL16, Oct 8, 2017.

  1. ReseisCL16

    ReseisCL16 Songster

    May 17, 2014
    Recently, I purchased some very nice Rosecomb hens and am getting them a rooster in a few weeks. I was lucky enough to get to show these ladies at Fair this year. However, they are "old" birds (about a year old) and their wing feather tips were broken and their tails was a bit frayed. They still won Champion, but I would love to have some beautiful pullets for next Fair.

    So, my solution: start a Rosecomb breeding program! I have raised a ton of day-old chicks, but am absolutely lost when it comes to hatching my own eggs. :th I know that you have to turn the eggs every-so-often and keep the temp just right, but i don't know when to turn them or temp.

    Oh, and can i refrigerate freshly fertilized eggs without the embryo dying? Any help would be awesome!
  2. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie All My Friends Have Hoofs

    Feb 28, 2017
    Florida Peninsula
    My Coop
    start here... :thumbsup

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