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.

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.
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...
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.
Relative Humidity (RH) “humidity” – simplified, is the amount of moisture present, relative to the amount that would be present if the air were totally saturated. This is usually expressed as a...
The Beginner's Guide to Incubation This guide is intended to help people new to incubation learn how to properly incubate and hatch eggs. It will walk you through how to incubate and hatch most...
Are you thinking about hatching eggs under a broody hen? Come, read this please!
GENETICS (Egg Color, Feathering, Inbreeding, etc) Kippenjungle's Chicken Calculator is a handy tool for anyone wanting to learn how genes interact with each other! Chicken Quest Gene CALCULATOR...
This is a work in progress, please be patient. How to Candle Eggs There are two different ways to effectively candle eggs. One pertains to shipped eggs with air cell damage and the other to...
It's spring and chicken lovers everywhere are getting ready to raise new chicks, whether they're bought from stores or raised by a broody hen. It's a very wonderful, fun thing, and I'm getting...
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