I Need Advice.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by FarmFam6, Jun 16, 2016.

  1. FarmFam6

    FarmFam6 Just Hatched

    Jun 6, 2016
    Hi my name is Jakob, I'm 13 and my parents let me own the chickens. I just got an incubator and I've done one batch already. It didn't turn out so well, i got eight chicks out of about 20, I know I didn't do much right at all from what I've seen on BYC before I signed in. That's why I signed in, I want to get advice from professionals. I'm going to try another batch and I want your advice so i don't have to go through that again. Here's what I think I did wrong: I put them in when they were laid at totally different days, I didn't stop turning them until they were laid (I have an egg turner but i didn't use it do to the fact that they were laid at different days), I opened it regularly when they were hatching, And I didn't exactly know what the humidity level was so I just put water in it when it went bellow 45%. Please do not judge me for all the mistakes I have made, I've just started and I only looked on BYC when the 3rd chick died and I figured out all the mistakes I have made. Thank You.
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Jakob, go to the 'Incubating w/FRIENDS' thread. Sally Sunshine and the crew there will steer you straight. Tell Sally that Sourland sent you.

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