Hatchery- Absolute beginner

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mbelim, Dec 14, 2014.

  1. mbelim

    mbelim Out Of The Brooder

    Hello people, my quest to find information on chickens and everything related finally led me to this wonderful website.
    I have just started out with a few incubator boxes, 4 to be exact. Each one can hold upto 130 eggs. It's a basic homemade incubator and I have to manually turn the eggs.
    I know nothing at all in this field and I sincerely hope that you kind souls out there would be willing to help me out.

    Hmmm.... what else??? Btw, I'm from South Africa, a tiny little town on the coast called East London.

    Cheers
     
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2014
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    [​IMG] and good luck.
    There are lots of SA people here.
     
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  3. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    I know nothing about incubating but you have come to the right place! There are many members here who are knowledgable about incubating.

    In the mean time, here are some great links
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-and-raising-chicks
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/5/incubating-hatching-eggs
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-to-incubate-hatch-eggs-just-21-days-from-egg-to-chicken
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-101

    Good luck!
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] We're glad to have you.

    Mountain Peeps has given you some good links to start with.
     
  6. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Definitely stop by those links that Mountain Peeps has left for you. If you run into any issues along the way, feel free to ask. Welcome to our flock!
     
  7. mbelim

    mbelim Out Of The Brooder










    Thank you all for your warm welcome messages. I really appreciate it.
    I will most certainly check out links provided.
    I already feel at home.
    cheers
     
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2014
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. Mountain Peeps has left you with some good links. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
     
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  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  10. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
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