New to raising chickens!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Danbol86, Jun 9, 2016.

  1. Danbol86

    Danbol86 New Egg

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    So my first incubation was almost a complete failure. I used a homemade diy Styrofoam incubator and out of 20 fertilized eggs only 2 hatched, both with intervention, and only one of which made it past week 1. Her name is Lucky! We ended up purchasing some friends but I wasn't satisfied so I built a new incubator. Set it and forget it style with electronic humidity and temperature control, circulated air, and auto egg turner! [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Let me know what you "chicken experts" think!!! Thank you everyone!
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    I have never used a homemade incubator, however lots of members here have with some success and some failure too. Trial and error I guess with the homemade stuff. I don't have the know how to make my own, LOL, so I purchase mine.

    You might check out our Home made Incubators page of all kinds of home made stuff... https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/homemade-chicken-egg-incubator-designs-pictures

    And of course definitely stop by our Incubating Eggs forums for all kinds of help, advice and of course you too can help others build their homemade incubators as well! https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/5/incubating-hatching-eggs

    Good luck with all your hatches and welcome to our flock! :)
     
  3. Danbol86

    Danbol86 New Egg

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    Thanks TwoCrows! I will check out those threads for sure.
     
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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  5. MNChickenChick

    MNChickenChick New Egg

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    I am new to raising chickens as well! you have more motivation/determination than I have since you wanted to hatch your own! I just bought mine from the local feed store [​IMG]
     
  6. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
    CT
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to the Backyard chickens community - nice to have you join us
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  9. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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