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  • Joined May 2012
When to incubate
« on: February 11, 2015, 04:11:35 pm »
Hi there. When is the best time to think about starting to incubate eggs please? My RIR girls and my Marans girls have laid all winter and now my Pekin bantams have started to lay, also my Welsummer youngsters. I would like some cream legbar eggs, ideally local to Norfolk/Suffolk, but last year didn't have much success from e-bay bought eggs. I've had excellent results from my own boys& girls so I suspect the problem was less to do with my incubator and more to do with the postal system! Thanks guys!!

Victorian Farmer

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Re: When to incubate
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2015, 05:11:43 pm »
ON the 3rd hatch .Best to start 14 febuarey when the first new moon better fertilatey need chicks for the first spring sale .The stock i use for my self the end of april .To get the 4 incubaters and brooders  redey takes a couple of weeks .sort fans etc


  • Joined Oct 2013
Re: When to incubate
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2015, 05:27:01 pm »
I put 11 of our light sussex eggs in last week, candled & all 11 fertile  :fc:

  • Joined May 2012
Re: When to incubate
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2015, 07:15:25 pm »
Thanks guys. Perhaps I should start sourcing eggs!!! Am going to raise a few Pekins for a friend who wants them hand tame. My little Pekin girls and boy are so tame it's ridiculous so I'll use eggs from them. Anybody got any fertile cream legbar or araucana eggs?!!!  :fc:


  • Joined Jul 2012
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  • HesterF
Re: When to incubate
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2015, 12:41:01 am »
You can get both from South Yeo Farm in Devon ( I've hatched two CLBs and an Araucane (all hens) from them - along with a variety of others - good level of fertility (can't remember I had of each breed but I think it was two from two CLBs and a bit lower on the Araucana). Clearly requires postage but I got them through the post no problem.

  • Joined May 2012
Re: When to incubate
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2015, 07:54:29 am »
Thanks Hester F! Will follow that up! I can't wait to get started!!  :excited:


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