First Time Hatching

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by HorseDance, Mar 9, 2012.

  1. HorseDance

    HorseDance Hatching

    Mar 9, 2012
    hi i got 9 eggs from my neighbor. she has 2 males and many females. im not sure what breeds.
    first how do i know the eggs are fertile?

    i have them in a metal box with a towel in the bottom. for heat im using my snakes red heat lamp.
    i turn them 4 times a day.

    am i doing this right?
    any suggestions?

  2. GoldenSparrow

    GoldenSparrow Songster

    Mar 11, 2011
    I dont know if a snake lamp will work. Also I would only turn them 3 times a day.
    Most of the time 1 rooster can easily keep 10 hens eggs fertile.

    Good Luck! Hatching is always fun!

    Oh and [​IMG] from MA

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