New to Hatching

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by TAGchick, Feb 24, 2017.

  1. TAGchick

    TAGchick Just Hatched

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    I'm hatching 12 eggs in my classroom where I teach elementary gifted students. I have a still air incubator at the suggestion of other egg hatchers I know, but after much of my own research I now see that I need a fan to get a good hatch rate. My eggs have been in the incubator since yesterday afternoon. I've bought a fan to install, but is it ok to do that now?
     
  2. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under TAGchick [​IMG] Welcome!

    Sorry that I have no experience with incubators, just hatches under a broody hen.

    However, you might want to join one of the ongoing Hatch-A-Longs. Just pop ‘hatch a long’ into the search option and you will see some active threads.

    Alternatively, you could post any questions on the Incubating & Hatching Eggs Forum: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/5/incubating-hatching-eggs

    Good luck with the hatch!

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
     
  3. N F C

    N F C just 1 more cup pls Premium Member Project Manager

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    Teila has given you some good places to find the answers (I don't have incubating experience either).

    Good luck to you!
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I've never incubated eggs either. [​IMG]
     
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us and i hope that the incubating gurus can help you out.

    Best wishes
    CT
     
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our flock! I am also an incubating and hatching novice so I will that that to the experts. But I wish you well with your hatching efforts and thank you for joining BYC! [​IMG]
     

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