1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

How to incubate eggs!

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

  1. sgps

    sgps Out Of The Brooder

    36
    0
    22
    Dec 3, 2015
    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.
    Thank you! [​IMG]
     
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    25,582
    2,127
    438
    May 14, 2014
    Montana
    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

    77,204
    5,469
    686
    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    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

    17,087
    2,273
    426
    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire UK
    My Coop
    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.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Enjoy BYC :frow
     
  5. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

    13,500
    1,929
    396
    Jan 10, 2013
    Macon,GA
    [​IMG] glad you have joined us.

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

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

    84,499
    3,755
    628
    Jun 15, 2012
    Washington
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  7. sgps

    sgps Out Of The Brooder

    36
    0
    22
    Dec 3, 2015
    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

    32,692
    6,857
    576
    Dec 12, 2013
    Wyoming
  9. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    25,582
    2,127
    438
    May 14, 2014
    Montana
    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

    3,634
    210
    206
    Aug 4, 2013
    Midwest America
    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by