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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MED747, Aug 13, 2011.

  1. MED747

    MED747 Out Of The Brooder

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    Im new to hatching eggs and I need to know the daily schedual and how long eggs are supposed to be in the incubator!! Im new and have never attempted this before and im tired of buying 30-40 birds a year any help would be greatly appreciated
     
  2. BHep

    BHep Overrun With Chickens

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    At the top of the I & H section is a "sticky" it has lots of info for hatching. [​IMG]
     
  3. groundpecker

    groundpecker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC! Look through the forums for alot of great info on your subject.
     
  4. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

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    1. Use the search feature to ask any questions; it will look for threads with that information. THis is mostly opinion based, and experience based.

    2. Start with this one. IMO great for first timers. A basic how to incubate for the class room.
    http://sp.uconn.edu/~mdarre/4-hpoultry/helpfulhints.html


    3. Here is a thread that I compiled, because like you, I had much to learn as a beginner; it is loaded with links to reputable information from universities etc.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=541936


    4. I read this section of BYC every day, loaded with Q's and A's. I learn something new everyday.

    Be willing to learn and put in some effort to get the correct environment and you will be successful. I had about half hatch my first time because I Kept a notebook and noticed when temp or humidity was changing. I candled 3 times to be sure the air cell was developing on time.

    Good luck.
     

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