hatch my own.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by hitnspit, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. hitnspit

    hitnspit Songster

    Feb 24, 2010
    New Haven, Vermont
    Im looking to get a rooster and try to produce my own baby chicks. Need help on this one. Never had a roo before and how do i know they are laying fertile eggs? Is there a time of the year they do it or could it be anytime. I have all the heat lamps and everything i need for the babies. (if I need it). Woud like to see it all happen naturally. Not sure if im makeing much sence but any help would be very good. The help from this site made it much easier on me to raise my first bunch of meat birds. I thank you all......jim
  2. hughmac312

    hughmac312 In the Brooder


    all the information you need is on the learning pages
    on this site.

  3. stoo

    stoo In the Brooder

    Jul 20, 2010
    What kind of chickens do you have? Not all hens will set on the eggs. I hatch mine naturally and the hatch rate so far has been around 80%. Silkie hens are good setters/mothers. I had a Silkie hatch a guinea keet and raise it before too. It's bigger than she is!

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