1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

First time Incubating

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by Eramos97, Oct 23, 2015.

  1. Eramos97

    Eramos97 Just Hatched

    Oct 22, 2015
    Houston, Texas
    Hi everyone I'm new here! I have decided to try and get some eggs hatched but I would love some tips. The reason I'm starting is because my adorable silkie bantam rooster died yesterday, he meant the world to me, he was my first chick I had I even named him, Dean. I would love and hope that I have baby chicks that look like him. So again please if anyone has helpful tips please share![​IMG]
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2015
  2. Ameraucanas

    Ameraucanas Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 15, 2015
    Welcome! [​IMG] I am really sorry about Dean, I know that it must have been really sad. If you have any questions about chickens/chicks please feel free to ask me!
    1 person likes this.
  3. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus <straightens Halo> Premium Member

    Aug 23, 2012
    My Coop
    Awww so sorry about Dean :( do you have an incubator or a broody hen? where would you like to start first? in my signature below are a bunch of links and we are here to help you get started! we have some tricks to keep it simple too! if you want to follow along on some chicks hatching right now, come join in the fun with the halloween hatch along happening right now, chicks are hatching right and left, just pop on the thread and say hello and tell them I sent you over and let them know about dean and your intentions to incubate! Here is that link, you will enjoy incubation!
    this will get you started to meet a bunch of hatchers, new and experienced!
  4. Eramos97

    Eramos97 Just Hatched

    Oct 22, 2015
    Houston, Texas
    Hey guys today is day 21!!!this whole day I have been waiting and didn't see anything...got out of work and there it is, a crack on one of the eggs! :) I'm so excited and hope they make it

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by