When is th right time to start my incubation?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by CrazyChickensEverwhere, Nov 21, 2011.

  1. CrazyChickensEverwhere

    CrazyChickensEverwhere Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello all! Have not posted on BYC for a while so I am a little rusty.

    Anyways, So my flock is some what low of chickens, and I have a incubator and i've hatched eggs before. I am not very fond of the feedstore chicks in my area because my last ones came with bloody poop and most died, and I did try to treat them with corid. Anyways the feedstore i'snt going to have chicks for a while(spring).

    Would it be best to hatch my hens eggs with my incubator?
    I have 2 hens who always brood, since winters comming should I let them do it for the chicks safety/warmth?
    or should I just wait tell spring and incubate then?

    I don't know which would be the best, But I would really like to get some chicks, but I don't really know whats the best to do.
     
  2. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I would say it depends on where you live and the weather. It would take the chicks 3 weeks to hatch and do you have a secure place for your broody should she need it? I personally incubate but different strokes for different folks...
     
  3. groundpecker

    groundpecker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In the cold of wintertime, i would suggest incubating them.
     
  4. CrazyChickensEverwhere

    CrazyChickensEverwhere Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, I am in Wisconsin.
     

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