Hatching Eggs & Raising Chickens

Hatching baby chicks from eggs is an exciting and rewarding process. Learn how to incubate eggs, take care of hatchlings, and properly care for brand new fluffy chicks.

Hatching Chickens can be a fun and educational experience for the entire family. How cool is it to watch a small egg turn into a tiny life! And of course when these chicks grow up, your...
The content in this article is not in any way meant to be a definitive guide to raising and keeping cockerels and cock birds. It is an account of my personal experiences and as such it will...
So I’m not sure how old my babies are, but I bought them on Sunday, but they shipped to the store Saturday, and now it’s Wednesday (sorry so confusing lol) but anyways, my question is, when I put...
Each spring I see countless cries for help from people with a day-old baby chick who is terrorizing the other chicks in the brooder, pecking at their eyes or plucking out their down. It's...
Whether you've just hatched your own chicks in your incubator, an ordered batch of chicks from the hatchery has just arrived or you brought home a box of fuzzy butts of joy from the feed store,...
I've talked about this before on other threads. I'd like to say it was my own brilliant idea, but actually I saw a video made by a woman who broods her chicks outdoors using a heating pad "cave"...
Many of us want to hatch chicks, but how should we do it? A broody hen, or an incubator? Below are some of the aspects you should take into consideration when making this decision.
CANDLING PICS: Progression Through Incubation Thanks to ZooMummzy, I am doing a test run of my little plywood bator and her little rooster! And I'll be sharing pics! These images are all taken...
This is an explanation of what is happening each day as a chicken embryo develops, complete with candling pictures. The egg I am using is a silver spangled spitzhauben. Definitions you may need:...
Studies have found that the incidence of embryos unable to hatch due to malpostions varies from 1.2 to 1.8%, with an average of 1.5%.
You cannot hatch a perfect chick from an imperfect egg. It's just not going to happen.
Eggs failing to hatch can be a disappointing and sometimes costly experience and finding the cause of the problem can and will help prevent future losses.
There are many benefits to having a broody hen raise the chicks, rather than by a human. Even if the eggs are hatched via incubator or the chicks are from a hatchery, I personally think that the...
Studies have shown that early enrichment creates well adjusted, clever and calm chickens that easily find their way in the environment and are less fearful to new things. All good reasons to...
This is about broody hens. It is my first article, so please comment friendly feedback.
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