My Hatching Journey: the Adventures of a Complete Newbie

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BantyChooks, Jan 26, 2016.

  1. Chicknlvn

    Chicknlvn Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you :) Well I have a variety... 3 of my hens are Wyandottes, 1 is a Golden Comet & my rooster is a Black Copper Maran. I'll be 100% honest though ...I'm SUPER nervous! I am attempting to do this with my 4 year old son and my 5 year old nephew so I of course do not want to disappoint them. Thankfully I can watch your thread and there is tons of helpful information on here. Maybe I should do a test run myself... What do you think?
     
  2. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Sing Brightly Premium Member Project Manager

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    Lovely, I have been eyeing BCM for a bit. Very handsome birds.
    Have you read some of the article links on page 1? They are pretty much must-reads for any new hatcher.

    I'd do a test run, lol... But that's just my addicted self.
     
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  3. scflock

    scflock Overrun With Chickens

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    Bubbles!!!
    Speaking of BCM, guess what came in the mail yesterday?
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  4. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Sing Brightly Premium Member Project Manager

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    Howdy SC, haven't run into you for a bit...

    They're adorable. How many do you have now?
     
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  5. scflock

    scflock Overrun With Chickens

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    14 :)
     
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  6. Chicknlvn

    Chicknlvn Out Of The Brooder

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    BCMs are beautiful I love them!! I love them all though hahaha Yeah I just am afraid of failing with the little guys. They'd be heartbroken! I did read all the links it's all a little overwhelming. I plan to set some time out this weekend to really sit down and go through everything again. When are you candling next?
     
  7. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Sing Brightly Premium Member Project Manager

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    Very overwhelming. I spent months researching incubating before I took the plunge and I am still finding out new things every day.

    I have not candled yet, but tomorrow is day seven so I'll be taking my first peek then.
     
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  8. Chicknlvn

    Chicknlvn Out Of The Brooder

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    I see that you are anxiously awaiting tomorrow!! I'll continue to research and I'll do a test run... I'll be looking forward to your update tomorrow!! [​IMG]
     
  9. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Sing Brightly Premium Member Project Manager

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    Thanks..... Fingers crossed that I can see good veining... Candler seems to be pretty decent.
     
  10. Chicknlvn

    Chicknlvn Out Of The Brooder

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    Well with as successful as everything has been for you up til this point you should be good to go. I believe I bought the same candler you did and it lights the whole room up!
     

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