Nervous New Member in Florida

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by popposgrl, Feb 3, 2014.

  1. popposgrl

    popposgrl In the Brooder

    Feb 3, 2014
    Middleburg, FL
    Hi there,
    I have been raising chickens for a little over a year, with some wonderful memories and some horrific ones too. I never knew raccoons ate in the country...I am learning.
    My newest venture is into Malaysian Bantam chickens. I have a roo who I call "Sir Struts alot" as he is very proud of himself. I could not find any hens anywhere that I could afford. Sooooo, I decided to venture into hatching fertilized eggs...I have 15 coming SOON, and after reading everything on the internet and then finding BYC, I am thoroughly confused. (Which my husband assures me is a normal state of being for me...something about blond hair)...anyhoo, I would appreciate anyone who could answer some questions about incubating.
    1. I live in Northern Florida where the "humudity" is like mud...been here 23 years and still take 2-3 showers a day. So, what should the humidity be for Serama eggs?
    2. Temperature?
    3. What is "lockdown". I've read that several times...also candling...I cannot see thru the there a trick that I don't know???
    I've tried flashlights, candles(yes, I did!!) and nothing lets me in!!! :)[​IMG]

    Any one out there got any answers for me???? It will be greatly appreciated!!![​IMG]

    Thank you for reading!!

  2. Alright Patti, [​IMG] great to have you joining the flock [​IMG]

    Going to try to hatch some egg's alright [​IMG]

    Temp 99.5 [​IMG]

    Humidity 50% till day 18 then up it to 65% [​IMG]

    Good luck on your hatch [​IMG]
  3. liz9910

    liz9910 Crowing

    Apr 8, 2012
    Northern California
  4. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Free Ranging 7 Years

    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    There is an excellent article in the Learning Center called Hatching 101

  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
  6. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member 7 Years

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop

    Good luck in all your hatching adventures and enjoy BYC!

  7. JDchicks

    JDchicks Songster

    Apr 28, 2012
    Southeast Alabama

    Great to have you join. I am in South Alabama.

    When are your eggs coming in? There is a Jan/Feb Hatch-along going on right now. Several people chatting, helping and so forth while we all are hatching eggs.

    Please feel free to ask any questions, BYCers love to help!

    Also, a couple of other links that may be helpful --101 to hatching

    And abbreviations that you will see on here...
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 8 Years

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture

  9. Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

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