Come ya'll old hatchers, and ya'll newbies If you are hatching anything from approximately Oct 11 to Oct 23 or around there hatch with us!!! We all will learn a lot.See some cute chick pics and have a lot of excitment going on among us as our hatch days arrive. We need each others as after all who else cares to hear about pasty butt but us hatchers? LOL (Family:"pasty butt???? guck dont talk about that GROSS stuff . Who cares about stupid chickens?!" ) But WE BYCers CARE!!! If we can think of it lets put what day of hatch we are on in the posts so none of us replying back have to ask that info over and over the whole 21 days. Plus for newbies to the hatch threads it helps to know what day you are on if there is a problem. My story is....had ticks this spring....wanted a few chickens...now fall has come and 22 chickens/chicks later i swore off hatching until spring...but as all addicted hatchers....I was good about 2 weeks then caved last night and bought some BBS Orp eggs on Ebay when i found yesterday my one lone 11 week old black Orp chick is a roo. He needs a girlfriend!!! Eggs due to arrive Oct 16ish My bator is a Genesis. I run it in my closet for draft control and set it at 45 humidity,75 in lockdown.Temp 99.5-100.2 Hatching BBS Orp shipped eggs. Shipped eggs are rarely a generous hatch but Im optimistic and hope to get 3 to 5 chicks of the 12 eggs They are coming a long way so i am a little leery how it will turn out but no heat to be shipped in now so ...who knows?. So come on and join us! Whats your hatch and story?