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Hatching in the Classroom!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by LoneChick, Mar 4, 2015.

  1. LoneChick

    LoneChick New Egg

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    Hi all!
    I'm new to posting things so I hope this turns out alright... :)
    I'm a classroom teacher and I'm relatively new to raising chickens. I've decided to hatch some chicks in my classroom. I have a rooster and several hens. One hen successfully raised her first two chicks this past fall.:) I'd like to use their eggs in our classroom rather than order online however I've never done this before. I've tried aligning their rough hatch date so we're not on vacation. I also live in central Maine, so the temperature is ranges from 10- 40 degrees outside this time of year. How do should I transport the eggs? How much time do I have before it kills the developing chick? I don't live far from school (approx. 10 minutes). Any advice? I've never used an incubator- let alone in the classroom, so any advice is very helpful!
     
  2. chuckalope

    chuckalope Out Of The Brooder

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    Check out the learning center. Go to page 2 and look at hatching eggs 101. I've learned so much there. There are some very knowledgeable people here too. Good luck to you!
     
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2015
  3. LoneChick

    LoneChick New Egg

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    Thanks so much! I'll check it out!
     
  4. Joshua G

    Joshua G Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC!

    X2 on the learning center.
    If you have any questions, feel free to ask.
     

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