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 Chicken Obsessed

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    I suggest you check out this link. I really think it will help you.

    Texas A&M Incubation site
    http://gallus.tamu.edu/library/extpublications/b6092.pdf

    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

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    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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