Hi I'm new!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Leslieschooks, Mar 22, 2016.

  1. Leslieschooks

    Leslieschooks New Egg

    Mar 22, 2016
    Hello everyone!

    I've had chickens for about 10 years and still have so much to learn :) I look forward to networking with all of you!
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join us here! I'm sure 10 years of experience will really help lots of other members out too! But as you say always something new to learn, I gave certainly found this out. BYC is great for sharing and lots if learning. They learning centre has some great articles on all aspects of keeping chickens and other poultry too. Here is the link if you have not already popped by ~https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Enjoy BYC and all the chicken chat :frow
  3. valarok

    valarok Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 18, 2016
    Fort lauderdale
    im a noob. i got 2 days of exp. lol
  4. april tester

    april tester New Egg

    Oct 22, 2013
    Hey my name is April. I'm new at hatching eggs. Not been successful with water inside the incubator this time I'm doing a dry incubator. My question is can I add more eggs later? And if I can how do you do it and still hatch the other eggs after you have added water?
  5. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi April :frow

    Even for dry incubation you need to keep your humidity at 25% so you may need to add some water. As for adding other eggs after your initial set this would be classed as a staggered hatch. Because you need at least 65% humidity for hatch this can affect your eggs that need lower humidity to be able to lose enough moisture. It could mean they don't loose enough over the incubation period. Have you also thought what you would do about clean up after hatch? Hatching is messy and the last thing you need is hatch gunk on your developing eggs. You would need to remove your younger eggs and give the incubator a good clean out before resetting them.
    The other way around this is to have a second incubator just for hatching in, this is what I'm doing with some eggs I have set now. I have eggs on day 17 and day 5 in the same incubator. The day 17 eggs are going in another incubator tomorrow ready for hatch at 65% humidity.

    Good luck :fl
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Glad you joined the Backyard chickens flock [​IMG]
  8. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - i hope that you enjoy being a member as much as the rest of us.

    All the best
  9. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013
    Welcome! There's always something new to learn about chickens. That's part of what makes raising them fun and interesting. What breed of chickens do you have?

    Thanks for joining us!

    Welcome, love your avatar!

    I've never incubated eggs but Yorkshire coop has a lot of experience with that so you can count on her to tell you straight.

    Good luck with your hatch!

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