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Beginner Incubating

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

  1. ReseisCL16

    ReseisCL16 Songster

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    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 ---CMS--- (Chicken Math Syndrome) Premium Member

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    start here... :thumbsup
     

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