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First hatch ever....need help

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Cocky, Feb 5, 2008.

  1. Cocky

    Cocky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have decided to do a hatch for my 3rd grade class. It will be the first time ever so I am not sure how to do this. I want to be sure I have atleast some eggs hatch so the kids can see the process and are not dissapointed. I have decided on a hovobater 1588 I think it is genesis.

    What do I need to do?

    How can I be sure some chicks are growing?

    what is candeling and how exactly does it work?

    Is there anything else I need to know?
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    The best thing is to go to your library and check out a simple book on hatching and chick development. We can post here all day in this thread and not tell you enough or tell you too much. LOL

    It is a wonderful classroom activity.

    Perhaps a copy of Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens and a hatching guide will be in your best interest. I do think there are some teachers resources through the extention office.

    When I was in school 4H was part of our curriculum. I am sorry to see so many public schools who do not have it available any longer. There is a wealth of help and knowledge to be garnered from the extention office in your county.
     
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Also on the Home page of BYC there is a Learning Center Thread and a Raising Chickens 101 read up on those, they are most helpful in helping you understand the whats and hows of hatching chicks.....
     
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