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KirstKennedy

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Hello!

My name is Kirstin. I am 31 and a mother to 3 beautiful children. I live in Ontario, Canada. My husband and I have recently purchased 16 fertile eggs and borrowed an incubator. Today is day 21. We have had 6 healthy chicks successfully hatch. 3 we removed early on because they were obviously not developing. We had 3 die while hatching :( We have 4 left in the bator. In all my researching I have been brought to this page a lot. I think it's important that we have a community to bounce questions off of! Thank you if you took the time to read this! I look forward to getting to know you all!
 

Pork Pie

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Hi Kirsten and welcome to BYC and congrats on your hatch :clap

These links may help
https://www.backyardchickens.com/ar...first-60-days-of-raising-baby-chickens.47691/

https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/category/hatching-eggs-raising-chickens.22/

Any questions that you may have regarding your chicks will be best posted here - http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/11/raising-baby-chicks

Here’s a link to the Articles section - https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/ There you’ll find lots of information on almost every aspect of keeping chickens - from coop building ideas, to incubating eggs.

There’s a link on the page above to the Learning Centre - it’s a great resource. If you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

Each week, various topics are discussed, which can also be a great resource - https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/topic-of-the-week-thread-archive


You may wish to consider joining your country thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/144/canadians-check-in-here


Best wishes

Pork Pie
 

pennyJo1960

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Hello!

My name is Kirstin. I am 31 and a mother to 3 beautiful children. I live in Ontario, Canada. My husband and I have recently purchased 16 fertile eggs and borrowed an incubator. Today is day 21. We have had 6 healthy chicks successfully hatch. 3 we removed early on because they were obviously not developing. We had 3 die while hatching :( We have 4 left in the bator. In all my researching I have been brought to this page a lot. I think it's important that we have a community to bounce questions off of! Thank you if you took the time to read this! I look forward to getting to know you all!

congratulations on the 6 so far it is tough loosing them that way ... I still want to sat Welcome to Backyard Chickens
 

ronott1

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Welcome to BYC Broody with chicks.jpeg

Welcome to Backyard Chickens!

Congratulations of the hatch! The first hatch is often a big learning experience.

It is not common for chicks to hatch and die. Use this to help figure out what happened and how to correct for future hatches:
 

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