Farm mama/ crazy chicken lady

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by farmmamax2, Feb 21, 2016.

  1. farmmamax2

    farmmamax2 New Egg

    Feb 21, 2016
    Hi there I am mom of 2 young boys and recently moved to country and have gone chicken crazy the last 3 years. I have only bought chicks from local tractor supply. I have about 60 right now egg layers and bannie mixed. I just bought an incubator a month ago and had my first batch looking great right on track for some reason only one hatched and it sadly didn't make it...
    So here I am looking do to more research and try again!
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! I'm sorry to hear you had such a poor hatch :hugs
    This article is an absolute bible on incubating and hatching ~ I always refer to this if I have any problems. It really did get me hooked on incubating and hatching.
    Here is another article you may find useful on why your eggs may not have hatched ~
    There are so many things that can affect hatch rates and embryo mortality.

    Wishing you the very best of luck for the future. I hope you have great hatches with your future eggs.

    Enjoy BYC and all the chicken chat :frow
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  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
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  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us. The chicken maths bug certainly has got you good and proper - good for you i say! [​IMG]. I hope that you enjoy being a member of our community.

    All the best
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    You may also want to follow one of the "Hatch-along threads on BYC." you will find many discussions re: problems that occur and could post some of your own.
  6. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.

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