New to all this

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by wikdwich, Oct 24, 2015.

  1. wikdwich

    wikdwich New Egg

    Oct 24, 2015
    Northern NC
    Hi everyone! The husband and I have 5 bantams (2 hens and 3 roos) and 3 black Australorps (2 hens and 1 roo) and we just tried incubating 14 bantam eggs. Well, we got to day 25 and nothing happened so we gave up. We decided that #1- we need a better incubator. The one we borrowed just wasn't up to scratch. And #2- I think we had too many variations in temp and humidity. We had a bad storm/hurricane and lost power for a bit and I think that might have hurt them. Also, one day we came home and them temp was 104. So, I think we're about to order a brand new incubator, some eggs, and try again.

    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
    We got chickens for the first time about 4 years ago and have really enjoyed them.

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?
    See above :)

    (3) What breeds do you have?
    See above :)

    (4) How did you find out about
    A friend has some chickens and suggested we look here for some suggestions on incubating our eggs.

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?
    Reading, TV, internet, yard sales, motorcycle riding

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.
    I teach 5th grade and the husband works for the city. We have 3 kids, 2 dogs, and 2 cats. We live out in the country so we have the ideal place for our chickens to roam.

    Look forward to talking to you all!
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  2. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Chicken Obsessed

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

    You will not regret investing in a better quality incubator. It is incredibly frustrating to spend 21 days waiting only to find out you have an inadequate incubator.

    The Learning Center has a section on incubating that is very helpful - I would especially recommend the article Hatching 101
  3. wikdwich

    wikdwich New Egg

    Oct 24, 2015
    Northern NC
    Been busy reading it all morning :)
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. You have a very good and thorough introduction. :eek:) Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your next hatching attempt.
  6. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2013
    Midwest America
    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to BYC
  8. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Sorry your first attempt at incubating didn't pan out, hope a new bator is the answer for you. In addition to the information in the Learning Center, there is a forum for incubating & hatching where you can ask questions:

    Good luck with your future hatches!
  9. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.

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