Well here goes.... First time incubating!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by loanwizard, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. loanwizard

    loanwizard Chillin' With My Peeps

    Took the plunge and bought a used incubator and egg turner. It's a Hovabator 58 something I think. The previous owner installed a new thermostat and it holds right at about 101 degrees. I have a hydrometer that I will put in it here soon.

    Last night 08/25/2011 I put in 22 eggs so we'll see what happens. I am not sure what breeds are in there. When I am allowed to post pics I will do so and you smart people can tell me which are RIR, which are Sex Link, and I have some I bought at Tractor Supply that are huge white with black around the collar that I can't seem to pin down. I guess we will see what happens Sept. 17th or so.

    Lots of fun.

    I want to get some Lavender Buff Orphingtons and some Marans but one step at a time.
     
  2. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC!!!

    Good start on incubation--nice combo of fun chickens. THe white with the dark collar and tail is a color that several breeds have, so the breed maybe hard to nail down.

    LOVE lav orpingtons--they are on my wish list. I did get some marans a few months ago. Gotta love the eggs. Intriguing colors.

    If you run into problems or have questions, I'm sure someone will help out--usually several someones! Are you doing the dry incubating method--many people have succes with that one, all depends on where you live.

    GOOD LUCK.
     
  3. BairleaFarm

    BairleaFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    welcome and good luck with your hatch. watch out its addicting.
     
  4. Floridachicken1958

    Floridachicken1958 Lost but not forgotten

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    [​IMG] Good Luck!!!
     
  5. SierraView

    SierraView Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put some silkie eggs in same day as you. 1 day in and seems such a long wait but 21 days does go by fast. Good luck!
     
  6. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck! [​IMG]
     
  7. DMRippy

    DMRippy Pallet Queen Premium Member

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    Quote:You can probably post pics. I did my first posting... try it can't hurt! Good luck!!!
     

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