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.

My Incubation Adventures
The Beginner's Guide to Incubation

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This guide is intended to help people new to incubation learn how to properly...
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Relative Humidity (RH) “humidity” – simplified, is the amount of moisture present, relative to the amount that would be present if the...
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How to Candle Eggs

There are two different ways to effectively candle eggs. One pertains to shipped eggs with...
The Complete Guide to Incubation, Poultry Raising, Health, and More
Sometimes notes work better than brains!
This is an assisted hatching guide for all poultry. It will walk you through what you need for and how to do an assisted hatch for all species of poultry, as well as what to do to assist...
Are you thinking about hatching eggs under a broody hen? Come, read this please!
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.
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...
It seems like out of all the combinations of poultry raising, I see this one the most. So, I've made a short article on the do's and dont's of raising chicks and ducklings together:

Since chicks...
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...
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.
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