Newbie here incubation stage

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by why do birds, Dec 23, 2013.

  1. why do birds

    why do birds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This site has been sooo helpful that we decided to join! We ordered hatching eggs on ebay. They journeyed over 1000 miles and 1 was 9 days old before we got it! We have 1 sultan, the older egg that is moving great on day 17, 4 sizzles of which only 1 has no movement and doesn't seem to be alive, and 4 silkies, 3 of which were fertilized 1 was an unfertilized egg. We are using a farm innovators incubator with an automatic egg turner. Temp is between 99F and 100F with 3 thermometers, 1 of which we can read from a different room. We have been maintaining relative humidity between 30 and 45. It's pretty dry in here, with humidity only at about 23 outside the incubator. We candled a few times but mostly just maintained the necessary temp and humidity levels. We are hoping to have a successful hatch in less than a week. Going now to review the "lockdown suggestions" on byc, and get a brooder box ready for our teeny tiny soon to arrive chicks. Thanks byc, this is a wonderful site and it's helped us a great deal already! We love all of the wonderful suggestions, ideas, and advice from the other members!
     
  2. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    First things first [​IMG] always great to have a new flock member .......[​IMG]



    Sounds like you are trying to do everything correctly but keep us updated on the ebay egg hatch .....



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  3. petrel

    petrel Chats with Chickens

    Welcome and best of luck with your new flock.
     
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    Last edited: Dec 24, 2013
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow Welcome to BYC and Happy Holidays! Good luck with your hatch!
     
  6. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  8. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  9. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC - hope that you have a successful hatch.
     
  10. ChicknsRock

    ChicknsRock Overrun With Chickens

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