new member and first time trying to hatch chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by regertif, Mar 13, 2015.

  1. regertif

    regertif Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi my name is Tiffany. I am from Michigan. I have been reading things on the site for 2 days now and I have learned a lot and am confused a lot lol. I received my eggs yesterday and I have a still air incubator. It has stayed at a consistent temp of 101and the humidity is about 42. Can I place my eggs in the egg turner now and start? And do I put the eggs in the turner on their side or point down? I am sure I will be on a ton asking questions. Thank you everyone.
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome Tiffany

    Glad you could join the flock ! If you have had your incubator running for at least a day I would say yes go ahead and set your eggs pointy end down. We're your eggs shipped? If so you have done the right thing letting them settle for at least 24 hours. Have you read the article "hatching eggs 101"
    It has a section on shipped eggs. Here is the incubating and hatching section of the forum where all the incubating hang out https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/5/incubating-amp-hatching-eggs

    Good luck with your eggs and hope you enjoy BYC :frow
     
  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Good luck with the incubation. There is a great article in the Learning Center on Hatching Eggs you might want to check out, it also has a nice section on shipped eggs https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-101 If your eggs were local / not shipped, you can go ahead and start turning them now. If they were shipped, and though you let them acclimate overnight, you probably still want to let them incubate for a day or two before turning, especially if you can see rolling aircells when you candle. If you have a regular turner like with the Hovabators that looks like sections of an egg carton, you put the eggs in small end down.. if you have something like a Brinsea you can lay the eggs on their sides. And check out the Incubating and Hatching Eggs forum https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/5/incubating-hatching-eggs
     
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  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC, Tiffany! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined our community.

    Yes, you can start now (if the temperature and humidity have been stable for a while). You may want to increase the humidity just a little, to around 50%, however. Put the eggs large-end up in the turner.

    Good luck with the incubation!
     
  5. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    Hello and Welcome to BYC Tiffiny! [​IMG]I'm glad you decided to join! Let us know if you have any questions, we will be glad to help you if we can. [​IMG] There is a lot of great info on here, and lots of very knowledgeable people, so I'm sure you'll be able to find any info you may be looking for. [​IMG] You got some good advise from the other members.
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
     
  7. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    Hello [​IMG]and Welcome to BYC![​IMG]
    Glad to have you join! Feel free to make yourself at home!
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    You have received a lot of great information and links, so I will just say sending good hatching vibes your way [​IMG]
     
  9. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Nice to meet you, Tiffany!
     

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