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Hatching Eggs & Raising Chickens

From a goopy egg to a fuzzy-breathing live (and adorable) baby chick in just 21 days? Learn more about this amazing process!
You're the proud owner of a little "fuzz-butt"... now what do you do to keep it warm, happy, and healthy?
Should you assist a hatching chick or not? Anxiety at this stage is tremendous for the first timer and they can quickly misinterpret the well being of their chicks and prematurely intervene with...
A complete guide to everything "incubation and hatching" including handling shipped eggs.
A broody hen is the absolute best way to hatch chicks for you and your flock. She will do all the work, she’ll have a better hatch rate than you ever will, and, best of all, no stinky brooders to...
Raising your baby chicks - A quick, short, instructional guide
A step-by-step guide to making your own egg candler
HomeMade Brooder
After deciding we were hooked on hatching we decided
to build a durable brooder that we could us over and over....
AL's Homemade cabinet Incubator
My chicken intrest have gotten to the...
The Chicken Tote Brooder.
It's not much, but I've got 4 Tractor supply Rhode Island Reds in there at present. Started with 5.
Using a large tote I already...
A few of my Brooders .....

# 1 .... The infamous "Nellabean Brooder" ......
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I now incubate fewer eggs each year and have more chicks that I did when I was incubating several hundred each year for myself, though most of what I hatch today is for other people.
Socializing with baby chicks to get friendly hens and roosters.
This is the age old question of most new comers and even some experienced chicken owners: Is my chick/chicken a pullet/hen or a cockerel/cock? I will compile a few tips along with pics to try and...
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