How to incubate eggs!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by sgps, Dec 7, 2015.

  1. sgps

    sgps Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,[​IMG]
    This thread is going to be about incubating eggs, chicken to turkey and even ducks! Share your knowledge from start to finish and don't be afraid to tell personal triumphs and failures, we all learn from are own mistakes but we learn more from others.
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  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. I've used the HovaBator styrofoam incubators with auto egg turners and circulating fans many times to incubate chicken eggs and have always had a good hatch rate with them.
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    This is the new member introduction thread. You may want to start an incubation thread in a different forum. Welcome to BYC.
     
  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! You may be best staring a thread in the incubating section. Here is the link ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/5/incubating-amp-hatching-eggs

    I do love incubating, it's lots of fun and very rewarding. I've had my fair share of failures and I've also had lots of highs. Seeing the new chick emerge is great and a true miracle. Here are a few pics of my previous hatches, I'm afraid untill Spring my incubator is packed away.

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    Enjoy BYC :frow
     
  5. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    [​IMG] glad you have joined us.

    I have never incubated but would like to sometime in the future.
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  7. sgps

    sgps Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for your kind words and cute photos.
    I've never really had success with my still air incubator out of 120 eggs I got 3 chicks and 60 of the eggs were from a hatchery I flowed the instructions to the finest detail and I have tried this many times but it doesn't work! Do you have any suggestion I could use? Thanks!
     
  8. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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  9. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    You're welcome. Some of the other BYC members may have had some success with a still air incubator, but I tried using a still air incubator and turning the eggs by hand a few times and never had any of the eggs hatch. It's why I put out a little more money and got one with forced air circulation and auto egg turning and it made a huge difference.
     
  10. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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