New at egg incubation

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Amal, Apr 3, 2015.

  1. Amal

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    Hi every one my name is Amal I'm from Dubai, uae. I had chicken all my life but I never used an incubator before usually my chicken set on the eggs and it hatches I even took same turkey eggs from a friend and 2 hatched of 7 my chicken sat on. This time I thought I would try something new so I bought an automatic turner incubeter and took some of my chicken eggs with same guine foul eggs and a friend gave me same turkey eggs and chicken eggs I just bit them in few days ago. What I need to know is do I need a lamp in their brooder once they hatch the weather her is so hot we are in spring and it's all ready 34c I think its 92 in f? Also I feel in love with American chicken spically the ones that lays colored eggs like blue and green and dark brown how can I import some of them and would it be ok to keeb them with the rest of my folk . I have in my yard chickens, 2 5 months old turkey and 7 geni fule I don't know if I'm spelling this right. Thank you all
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Good luck with the hatch! Be sure to check out the Hatching Eggs and Raising Chicks section of the Learning Center https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-and-raising-chicks Young chicks need it about 95* the first week, so I would still use a heat lamp, especially since you can't count on the natural temperature being really steady.. do make sure the brooder is big enough to have warmer and cooler spots for the chicks, you may also need to keep an eye on them and if they seem too warm during the day (panting, keeping as far away from the heat lamp as possible etc) you may wind up turning the heat off during the day and keeping it on at night etc.
    You'd need to find out what the laws i your country are for importing eggs/chickens, you may find it easier to get eggs from the UK or other parts of Europe, Araucana, Legbars, Marans etc are all pretty popular over there... there are usually eggs for sale on e-bay etc
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens Amal. Hope you are able to get the chicken breeds you desire.
     
  4. Amal

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    thank you, any idea one which breed tolerate 100 to 125f and sometimes dusty weather?

    thank again
     
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging

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    Here are a couple of links to some nice chicken breed comparison charts you might like http://www.sagehenfarmlodi.com/chooks/chooks.html and http://www.albc-usa.org/documents/chickenbreedcomparison.pdf and http://www.mypetchicken.com/chicken-breeds/breed-list.aspx
    when you have narrowed down your choices, don't forget to check the BYC Reviews section for member reviews on the different breeds. https://www.backyardchickens.com/products/category/chicken-breeds

    Most Mediterranean breeds / breeds with large single combs like Leghorns and Minorcas are very heat tolerant.

    The Ecoglow is very nice, should work well for what you need since it doesn't really let off extra heat.
     
  7. Amal

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    thank you so much
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO.

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  9. Amal

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    thank you [​IMG]
     

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