Hello, fellow chicken lovers. Just a greenthumb hatcher here

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by kat914, Sep 3, 2016.

  1. kat914

    kat914 New Egg

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    First time attempting to hatch chicks. Instead of using mail order. Just wanted to join incAse i needed some input. So far I'm 7 days along, and a 1/3 of 24 eggs have made it so far at a constant temperature of 99.4-99.7 degrees and a 50-55% humidity, with brief cooling periods and egg rotation. It was a kind of hit and miss on which eggs I had to choose from. Since we fill quotas for a local restaurant. I had to pick and choose and hope I got lucky. We have 80 hens in the pasture and only 2 roosters. Busy birds. I don't think 1/3 of them making it this far from random picking was too bad and it being a first time. Fingers crossed! Bad to count your chickens before they hatch
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us and good luck with your hatch. You may want to post any questions that you may have on the hatch-a-long or incubating and hatching chicks forums.

    Best wishes
    CT
     
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  3. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.

    Wow, 2 roosters on 80 hens? I'm surprised you had very many fertile eggs at all!
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  5. AustralorpsAU

    AustralorpsAU Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome. I agree. Im amazed that that many are fertile!!
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Me too, with 80 hens I doubt any are getting overbred You must have two very worn out roosters. Welcome to BYC
     
  7. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, kat914, and [​IMG]. Great to have you in our community! Best of luck with your hatching! [​IMG]
     
  8. kat914

    kat914 New Egg

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    Thanks for the welcoming! So glad I'll have help if I need it!
     
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