Hello! First time incubating

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by leazull, Mar 16, 2017.

  1. leazull

    leazull New Egg

    Mar 16, 2017
    Hi there! This is such a helpful place to be! I just joined a few minutes ago. We are just about at the end of our first incubation run. I posted in Incubation & Hatching as I have lost quite a few chicks...now on day 26!

    We have 6 ducks and 5 other chickens on a different note. I'm addicted to wanting a healthier life for my family, so we are going organic with our birds. What better way to start!

    Last edited: Mar 16, 2017
  2. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under leazull [​IMG] Welcome!

    Sorry to hear about your losses and I hope the folks on the Incubation & Hatching Forum were able to assist.

    I also hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    You might want to also pop in and say hello on your local thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you ‘Find your State’s thread.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]
  3. RodNTN

    RodNTN Following Jesus

    May 22, 2013
    Serving Jesus
    My Coop
    [​IMG] I am glad you joined us! What cute chicks! You've been given some great links from the above, so I'll just say thanks for joining and best wishes!
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC
  5. AmandaKyle

    AmandaKyle Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

    Apr 13, 2014
    Hello! [​IMG]

    I also just attempted my first round at hatching. What an exciting/stressful journey to go on! I only set 3 eggs, but after an early quitter and a non-hatcher, I've got a lone chick in the brooder. I'm going to get her a friend or two from the feed store tomorrow. I'm not happy that all 3 didn't make it - but it's been a valuable learning experience. I'm sure you fee the same way about your first hatch too.

    Best of luck going forward! Don't hesitate to ask questions, this is an amazing group of people. [​IMG]
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Hello from Kansas, leazull, and [​IMG]! Great to have you in our community! Congratulations on your hatch and thanks for joining BYC! [​IMG]
  7. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Best of luck with your future hatches. Thanks for joining us, it's nice to have you here!
  8. Cntry1958

    Cntry1958 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 16, 2017
    Somewhere in Maryland
    Congrats on the new little chick you hatched. I bet you will bond with it in no time flat. They are so cute.
  9. GaChicklette

    GaChicklette Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 27, 2017
    Rockmart, Georgia
    I'm sorry about the losses you've had---I hope you will find some great info here with all the old timers! Welcome!

  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    So sorry for your misfortune with incubation. Sadly a lot of people have the same experience. Sometimes the incubator is just not accurate, or the temp & humidity gauges are incorrect. Not to mention some eggs are not up to par, too old, infertile, damaged in shipping etc.

    Do hope the incubation & hatching threads can help you out. [​IMG]

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