first timer

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ams4776, Apr 21, 2011.

  1. ams4776

    ams4776 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Im gonna try to hatch my eggs in bout a week. Gonna buy an incubator this weekend. Any advice to a newbie at this? I got my chickens all full grown so even the chicks will be a different experience. I have looked at the yolks and seen the fertilized bullseye mark so im just using my hens eggs. Thanks im excited to try this but nervous [​IMG]
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

    Feb 2, 2009
    Northwest Arkansas
    I suggest you check out this link. I really think it will help you.

    Texas A&M Incubation site

    Most of us do not follow these guidelines exactly and we usually do OK. For example, I don't have a good place to store the eggs for incubation in the perfect temperature range. I just do the best I can and it is good enough. So don't stress about the tiny details. Just do the best you can and go from there.
  3. hannakat

    hannakat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2010
    Beaver County, PA
    You'll have fun! I bought a Brinsea ECO 20 and while I waited for it to arrive, read everything I could on this site including the Texas A&M information. Following those guidlines, I've had pretty good hatches (one is just finishing up).

    Good luck neighbor!

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