Incubator purchased, chicks should be started soon!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by PeepsForUs, Mar 28, 2016.

  1. PeepsForUs

    PeepsForUs Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello!

    I've been following this site and all the incubator advice for several weeks and just purchased a Hovabator Deluxe Egg Incubator Combo kit and the HumidiKit to start our own chicken flock.

    When I was in highschool we borrowed an incubator and hatched out our own eggs. Those chicks ended up being sterile because of improper incubation techniques. Thus, I am very grateful for forums like this to help me along now as we build a flock of chickens for our own home!

    My 5y/o daughter is super excited about seeing the baby chicks hatch! Though I've raised chickens before, I consider myself to be a newbie to hatching out chickens myself. Any advice for novices that you may be able to offer would be incredibly helpful!

    Sincerely,
    Hannah
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome Hannah

    Glad you could join us here! Congrats on your incubator purchase :clap My best advise to you would be to check out this article ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-101
    It's a bible on incubating and hatching and always my go to for reference.

    Wishing you the very best of luck with your incubations and enjoy BYC :frow
     
  3. mlm Mike

    mlm Mike Sunna and Mani Premium Member Project Manager

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  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    N F C got coffee? Premium Member Project Manager

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    Hi Hannah,

    Good luck with your hatch. How fun to have your daughter involved in the process!
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
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    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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