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Can anyone tell me how to get started hatching my own chicks?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by swoape101, Dec 20, 2007.

  1. swoape101

    swoape101 New Egg

    Dec 20, 2007
    Manchester, Tennessee
    i've had chickens for aroung 4 years but have always bought them as chicks. does anyone have any suggestions on getting started hatching. it would be greatly appreciated. thanks. swoape101
  2. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    Do you already have an incubator?
  3. Chellester

    Chellester Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 22, 2007
    Nor Cal
    Study how to incubate eggs by looking up the vast information available on BYC and the internet and go from there.
  4. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    You need two things...

    Either an incubator OR a broody hen


    Some fertile eggs.

    There's lots of tips here if you do a search on buying/building an incubator and where to get good fertile eggs.

    Good luck with your project and have fun!
  5. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    Buy incubator, get fertile eggs, join the madness! [​IMG]

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