Best Breed For Beginner Hatcher

chicken boy sam

Songster
10 Years
Dec 21, 2009
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I'm just curious....I won't be hatching because my parents say I can't have a roo. Whatever. So, for my 4-H project I am making an incubator. Is there any breed that has very successful hatch rate and are easy hatch? What breeds have you had luck with?
 

Doc Henry

Songster
10 Years
Nov 16, 2009
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Georgetown Tx
I don't think any one breed is better than another to hatch, but some are more fertile than others just because of heavy feathering. I have the best hatch rates with coturnix quail.
 

Akane

Crowing
11 Years
Jun 15, 2008
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The best thing for a first hatch is to get eggs locally. Breed doesn't matter. You want eggs from mature hens not pullets and there should be a good ratio of roos to hens. Various breeds do seem to do worse when shipping compared to others but if you get them locally they are all pretty equal.
 

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