First Year Incubating Eggs, what do I need to know?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by birdwrangler057, Mar 21, 2017.

  1. birdwrangler057

    birdwrangler057 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi!
    I have decided to hatch some chicks this year, but I know nothing about the process. I am ordering my incubator, but I don't have it yet, what should I do in preparation, and what do I need to do once I get it. I am hatching my own eggs ( not ordering) and I plan on hatching about 10 eggs. Any advice is accepted, thanks! :D
     
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  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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    Check out the hatching eggs section of the learning center, all you will need to know is in there in various articles :)
     
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    birdwrangler057 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Okay, I'll check it out. thanks!
     
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    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    The best advice I can give for humidity: http://letsraisechickens.weebly.com...anuals-understanding-and-controlling-humidity

    And for overall hatching from a hands on perspective: http://hatching411.weebly.com/
     
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    You're welcome.
     
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  7. birdwrangler057

    birdwrangler057 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, I am ordering my incubation equipment now, and I wanted to get some personal quotes on what I am getting. Is there any extra stuff I need to get? And is there anything that isn't recommended on my list. Thanks

    The incubator

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004XNMH06/ref=ox_sc_act_title_4?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A2JELRZPR1IJ9S


    Egg candler

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01HJHPZTM/ref=ox_sc_act_title_5?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A2Y3OCE83VIHEG

    thermometer

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000MD3MFA/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

    hygrometer/thermometer

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NSLD1IQ/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER
     
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    birdwrangler057 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I really don't want to get the wrong stuff.
     
  9. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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    Skip the hygrometer you posted and go with this one, it's much more accurate than a gauge type.

    Also, the HovaBator is an okay choice, a lot of people like theirs. I just steer clear of Styrofoam incubators because they are very fussy and often need to be babysat to make sure the temp isn't fluctuating. If you have a bit more to spend and want to avoid that, give the Incuview from Incubator Warehouse a look.
     
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    Ok, thank!

    my overall budget is about one hundred and fourth dollars, so I don't really have a ton of choices. I will take look at those, Thanks so much!
     

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