Need a hatch buddy... First time and NERVOUS!!(March

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by CCourson05, Mar 19, 2011.

  1. CCourson05

    CCourson05 Popping like kettle corn...

    Jan 5, 2011
    Hickory Flat, MS
    I am starting my eggs tonight (March 19, 2011)....

    This is my first time incubating, and I need a partner to share the scare with...
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    Anyone with me?
     
  2. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    Well don't be scared there are enough bossy people here to tell you what to do. [​IMG] Ok it's me. [​IMG]


    I've got an article from Practical Poultry magazine on hatching. Did I send it to you? No? Then pm me your e-mail address and I'll e-mail it to you.

    Now be sure to update and let us know how things are going. K?

    I know others will agree with me when I say .

    WE'RE HERE FOR YOU!

    Rancher
     
  3. CCourson05

    CCourson05 Popping like kettle corn...

    Jan 5, 2011
    Hickory Flat, MS
    I am starting with 4. Just to see how well I can get a turn out. So four eggs in the bator. 1 blue ameracauna x RIR roo... And the others are kind of unknown. Lol.
     
  4. buckaroo's wife

    buckaroo's wife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:YOU CAN DO IT! [​IMG]

    I set my first batch of 18 eggs and TODAY is hatch day. So far 4 have hatched, 7 more have pips and I'm crossing my fingers for the rest. Trust me when I say if I can do it, you can do it! There are alot of nice people here that will encourage you! good luck!!!! [​IMG]
     
  5. CCourson05

    CCourson05 Popping like kettle corn...

    Jan 5, 2011
    Hickory Flat, MS
    buckaroo's wife :

    Quote:YOU CAN DO IT! [​IMG]

    I set my first batch of 18 eggs and TODAY is hatch day. So far 4 have hatched, 7 more have pips and I'm crossing my fingers for the rest. Trust me when I say if I can do it, you can do it! There are alot of nice people here that will encourage you! good luck!!!! [​IMG]

    Thanks... I just hope I get everything right... [​IMG]
     
  6. snazzyboots

    snazzyboots Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi,
    i set my first eggs on the 17th. it has been very scary for me too. i'd been having drastic temp fluctuations but that seems better today. i don't think anyone gets everything right the first time but most will have success. good luck to you
     
  7. Grampa with chickens

    Grampa with chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just set 18 Bourbon Red Turkeys Eggs yesterday. So I will play along.

    Last week I set 72 chickens eggs and 15 turkey eggs.

    I have another 18 pack of chicken eggs that will go in as soon as the third bator is ready.

    I don't have a "problem", do I? [​IMG]
     
  8. Nimby Chickens

    Nimby Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I set my eggs the same day! Will totally be your hatch buddy. [​IMG] I set mine at 9am the 19th!

    So: our lockdown is April 6th, hatch day April 9th. [​IMG]

    So excited! This will be my first hatch as well, and I decided to go with dry incubation since I live in humid Florida.
     
  9. just2rosey

    just2rosey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm setting eggs today, we have a thread for the first day of spring! So we are hatching April 10th. Good luck with your first hatch! [​IMG] I hope it goes really well for you! What kind of incubator are you all using? Mine is home made. My first hatch didn't go so well, but the second was pretty good, and I am 10 days into my third. Are you setting local eggs or shipped? I started with shipped, uggh! [​IMG] Local is much better for the first few times, much higher success rate, and it lets you see when the problems are your mistakes vs shipping damage. [​IMG] Good luck!
     
  10. Amigatec

    Amigatec Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I set 12 RIR eggs on the 11th so I am looking at Apr 4th as hatch day. I am using an LG with turner.
     

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