Easter Chicks

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chicken gal, Jan 12, 2014.

  1. chicken gal

    chicken gal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello,
    I am thinking about getting some eggs for Easter. I will buy them from Murray McMurray Hatchery, but I don't really know how to hatch eggs. I know that they will hatch in 21 days and you half to turn them 2 times a day. I don't really know the temperature of what they need to be "heated." I know I sound like I don't know anything about chickens, but I have 6 other chickens that are healthy. If you could help me learn a little bit more about hatching eggs. Oh, and where is the best place to buy and incubator? I want one that can hold 10 or more eggs with a glass and dome shaped ceiling I guess you would call it. It you could answer my questions that would be great.



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  2. JDchicks

    JDchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The Learning Center is the best place to get started. https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    It will explain temperatures & humidity (based on incubator - still air or forced air),
    turning eggs (minimum of 3 times or using an auto turner)
    and types of incubators (Brinsea, Hova, etc.).

    Are you looking to get eggs on Easter or have them hatch on Easter. If hatching, keep an eye out the Easter Hatch-a-Long. Alot of people join that thread, Should start about mid-March. https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/16184/hatch-a-longs
     
  3. chicken gal

    chicken gal Chillin' With My Peeps

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