Rasing chicks - Long Term Project

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by bingding, Dec 28, 2013.

  1. bingding

    bingding Out Of The Brooder

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    Ive started what my school calls a Long Term Project and for mine I chose to hatch chicks! Since I live in the city I will be receiving the chicks from a family friend and her homemade incubator as well, and returning them to her farm once the project is over. I haven't received my eggs yet, but was wondering where a good place for my incubator would be (this is only one of many other questions on incubation). Thanks x
     
  2. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    [​IMG] what an awesome thing to teach the children. as far as placing the bator, you need somewhere away from temp. changes , drafts, heat register, windows ect.... have fun
     
  3. bingding

    bingding Out Of The Brooder

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    good to know, thanks
     
  4. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    a lot of smart people on here to help, not me lol, but a lot .
     
  5. petrel

    petrel Chats with Chickens

    I don't know anything about incubators, but welcome to BYC!
     
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow Welcome To BYC and Happy Holidays! The BYC Learning Center has some really good articles on hatching, this is a really thorough one https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-101 Most incubator instructions say something like ideally they would be someplace inside where the temperature is really stable/ does not fluctuate much and is between 70* and 80*, it should not go below 60*, and there are no drafts but good ventilation, out of direct sunlight... it should be on a level surface also.
     
  7. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  9. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC, and good luck with your incubation project.
     

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