How late into the season for babies

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by RobinLee, Sep 2, 2008.

  1. RobinLee

    RobinLee New Egg

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    Apr 22, 2008
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    Hi All,
    I'm a newbie to hatching. I have only done 1 clutch of 24 eggs and got 3 chicks. I think the problem was trying to get the initial temperature of the incubator correct before putting in the eggs - may have put them in too early and took a few days for stasis.
    I am working with a preschool who wants to incubate eggs. I am having trouble locating fertile eggs. The local person never calls me back. Is there a "season" for chicks? I imagine some of it depends on where the chicks can be kept if the weather gets cold?
    Thanks,
    Robin in Billerica, MA
     
  2. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    Hi Robin - just sent you a PM -
     
  3. perrym1962

    perrym1962 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hatch year round'. I find it is easier to keep them warm than it is to keep them cool enough in the summer time..[​IMG]
     

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