New Guy - With Enough knowledge to be dangerous!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Lightnin, Aug 13, 2013.

  1. Lightnin

    Lightnin Hatching

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    Hi, I had some chickens when I was a kid. Now that our children are 9 we have around 11 chickens, 5 chicks and two male ducks... my wife bought them as pets for our children - the ducks that is. I have much to learn. We have started hatching our own birds. While at work one night
    My wife called me when an egg exploded at 1:00 AM! Stinky!!! Time to start reading about hatching eggs. Have a 1951 Sears incubator that's almost in new condition.
     
  2. chooks4life

    chooks4life Crowing

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    Hello and welcome to BYC. :D
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Welcome to BYC. Is your incubator one of the round metal models? I had one '50 that was the greatest incubator that I have ever worked with. [​IMG]
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO.

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  5. hungnguyen

    hungnguyen Songster

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    Welcome to the site. When using incubator, pay attention to rotate the eggs, air circulation, and "almost full capacity". These are the keys to success hatching. Best of lucks.
     
  6. sumi

    sumi Égalité

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  7. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  8. liz9910

    liz9910 Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  9. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

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    Howdy from Kansas, Lightnin, and [​IMG]! Happy to have you aboard!
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    [​IMG] you have to watch and sniff, to make sure you don't get exploding stink eggs. If you see an egg starting to ooze from a crack, or stinking - try to get it in a plastic bag without it breaking, so you can dispose of it and not have it's contents spread all over. If it explodes in an incubator, you will need to clean it out very well.
     
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