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How do you incubate?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Nats Chickens, Aug 14, 2018.

  1. Nats Chickens

    Nats Chickens Crowing

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    Hi everyone, I would be very grateful if someone could give me step by step instructions on how to incubate. From sticking in the eggs to candling to lock down. I have no idea what I am suposed to do when (and if) I get my fertile eggs. Thank you!
     
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    Nats Chickens Crowing

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    Thank you!
     
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  3. R2elk

    R2elk Free Ranger Premium Member 5 Years

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    Hatching Eggs 101 by @Sally Sunshine
     
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    Nats Chickens Crowing

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    Thanks! :)
     
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    KikisGirls Read more Premium Member Project Manager

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    One important tip...Buy an extra few thermometers and calibrate them and a humidity gauge before you start.
     
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    Nats Chickens Crowing

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    Good idea.
     
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    penny1960 Going back to La La Land Premium Member

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    Good luck remember to breath
     
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    007Sean Enabler Premium Member

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    Everyone incubates a little different. All the sources (links) you have been given are a great starting point. After reading and reading and reading again, if you still have questions, one of us would be more than happy to answer your questions or assist you in anyway possible. Best of luck with your hatching adventure! :jumpy
     
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    Nats Chickens Crowing

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    Thanks, but it probably won't be until November/December.
     
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