excerpt from "How to Raise Chickens" Agricultural FFA Education

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jackiedon, Jul 10, 2007.

  1. jackiedon

    jackiedon Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Central Arkansas
    I bought this book several months ago.

    I was reading in the artificial incubators page 121 "The eggs benefit from twenty minutes of colling each day. This corresponds to the time the hen would spend off the nest eating and drinking"

    What do you guys think?

  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    I think it's more work than necessary. I just set the T to be about 100, fill it up with water for 14 days, candle, and let it dry out till after they all hatch. I feel the less you touch them and fiddle with them, the better off they are.

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