incubating eggs

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chickens it is, Oct 1, 2014.

  1. chickens it is

    chickens it is Hatching

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    I want to start incubating chicken eggs. I have never done it before. any advice would be greatly appreciated.
     

  2. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

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  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. Mountain Peeps and Kelsie2290 have given you some great links. I can tell you from experience, be sure and use an incubator with an air circulating fan and an automatic egg turner. Even the inexpensive styrofoam incubators I've used have given me a good hatch rate when I've had both of those in the incubator. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your hatches.
     
  5. chad e

    chad e In the Brooder

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    You've been given some good links/advice already. Good luck with future incubations!
     

  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    I hope you have a good time incubating!
     
  9. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Incubating eggs is fun. The first time around you may not be as successful as you had hoped as things can and do go wrong. Use that first hatch as a learning experience. But once you get the hang of it, it can be a very rewarding way to raise chickens!

    Enjoy all your hatching adventures and welcome to our flock!
     
  10. liz9910

    liz9910 Crowing

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