A Guide To Better Hatching by Janet Stromberg

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    Aug 2, 2008
    Fremont, Wisconsin
    This book is a “must” if you have an incubator and are hatching your own eggs. Covers the stages of incubation involved with all kinds of fowl.

    Considered one of the best books ever published on the subject of hatching, this book includes information on all aspects, including structure and formation of the egg, incubation, fertility management, etc.

    By Janet Stromberg, soft cover, 100 pp. b/w illus. An excellent reference for the natural or artificial incubation of eggs. From egg care through the hatching process this book is packed with experience and tips to help everyone form beginners through experienced hatchers.

    Paperback. 1977.Revised 1999. 104 pages. Provides a great overview of all aspects of hatching. Great for beginners.

    Excerpt from A Guide to Better Hatching Introduction....

    There are numerous factors affecting the successful hatching and raising of all fowl. The chain of events begins long before the eggs are set or placed in the incubator. Our modern science and technology has provided us with a great deal of information on the subject. A Guide to Better Hatching discusses many of these factors.

    Each species of fowl has its own peculiarities that should be understood. Basically. we must consider the parent stock, their nutrition, and their environment. We must study all the factors leading up to the laying of a fertile egg.

    Once the egg is produced, great care should be taken to insure that the egg to chick cycle runs its full course. We know that there are certain types of eggs that hatch better than others. The hatching eggs must be stored and cared for properly.

    Finally, the egg must be incubated properly in order to hatch. There are many styles of incubators that will perform the function of hatching fowl successfully. Care for the eggs does not end when the egg is placed in the incubator, but must be continued throughout the incubation period. The whole idea of incubation is to turn an egg into a strong healthy chick. This means we must have a fertile egg from a healthy, well fed, hen and the proper equipment to provide temperature, exercising (turning), humidity, and ventilation for the egg during the transition from egg to chick.

    This handbook discuss all of these aspects.


    Structure of the egg

    Formation of the egg

    Fertility of the egg

    Management of the breeder stock

    Proper care of the egg before incubation

    Selection of the hatching eggs

    10 commandments for successful hatching

    Incubating the egg

    Sanitation Procedures

    Natural Hatching

    Artificial Insemination of Poultry

    Incubation trouble shooting

    Little known historical poultry facts of interest

    Sources of equipment

    Hatching time table






    Paperback: 107 pages
    Publisher: Stromberg Pub. Co; Rev edition (2001)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 0915780003
    ISBN-13: 978-0915780006
    Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.4 x 0.3 inches
    Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces

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