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

  1. farmmamax2

    farmmamax2 New Egg

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    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

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    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 ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-101 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 ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/egg-failure-to-hatch-diagnosing-incubation-problems
    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 Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
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  4. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    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
    CT
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    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! Premium Member

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    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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