New member from Northern NH

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by outdoorschik, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. outdoorschik

    outdoorschik In the Brooder

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    Hi Everyone,
    New here and new to chickens. I recently tried to incubate 12 eggs and everything that could go wrong did. power outage, temps consistently too low, two eggs burst (bacteria?), overheated at one point, and today I think the humidity was way too low ... yikes, I realized I had to join a forum like this for the chicks sake [​IMG]. Today is day 22 and two chicks hatched and are drying in the incubator (SO excited) ... 2 out of 12... sigh. I had no idea how much I'd worry or mess up.
    Lots to learn,
    Karen
     
  2. lurky

    lurky Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    Hi [​IMG] Welcome to BYC. Where are you up North? We vacation up in Pittsburg/colebrook area. I love Northern NH.

    There is alot of great info on here about hatching. Do some reading and take notes. Sometimes you can do everything right and still have a poor hatch. Where did you get the eggs? Did you keep an eye on the temp and humidity through it all? I hope you try again [​IMG]
     
  3. TipsyDog

    TipsyDog Songster

    May 14, 2009
    Aregua, Paraguay
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from PA! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Glad you joined us here!
     
  4. redoak

    redoak Songster

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  5. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Hi Karen [​IMG] from S. Florida. Happy you joined us!
     
  6. patyrdz

    patyrdz The Madd Hatcher

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  7. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    WELCOME !!!!!! Glad to have you with us.

    AL
     
  8. harryg6167

    harryg6167 Songster

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    welcome from La
     
  9. hen-thusiast

    hen-thusiast Songster

    Apr 8, 2009
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    [​IMG] from UT! Glad you joined us!
     

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