Frist time incubating eggs :)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tonstevens, Jan 21, 2014.

  1. tonstevens

    tonstevens Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm new to all This chicken stuff but found out that its growing on me and I'm loving it! :) my son is 4 and has been asking where baby chickens come from so I'm getting 10 fertile eggs in 2 weeks I have a friend giving me an incubator this weekend. My question is there any thing else I need other than an egg turner ? If I turn them by hand how do go about it . How high does the Incubator have to be for them to hatch... Anymore information will be great to!!!!
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    There are some articles in the BYC Learning Center on Hatching Eggs, this is a really thorough one that covers pretty much everything including turning etc https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-101 Do you know what kind of incubator you are borrowing? That will make a difference in temperature, forced air ones (with fans) should be around 99.5-100F and still air 2-3* higher. An extra thermometer/hygrometer or two are always a good idea.
     
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    tonstevens Out Of The Brooder

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    No not sure till I pick it up Sunday ... Thank you for the link
     

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