How to incubate/raise chicks with a broody hen *video*

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Sonya9, May 24, 2017.

  1. Sonya9

    Sonya9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey all,

    I made this video to cover the basic steps for incubating eggs in a henhouse along with giving a broody store bought chicks (or chicks hatched in an incubator). It was made for preppers, but 85% of it covers the steps needed so others that have not yet used a broody to hatch out eggs may find it useful.

    It took me a long time to make and I forgot a couple of things (like what to feed them...lol) but I think it is a good overview for anyone that is interested.

    FYI if you want to jump to a specific section the youtube description does have a table of contents with start times.


    Let me know if you find it useful!
     
  2. King CreekRanch

    King CreekRanch Out Of The Brooder

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    Great post!! Black copper Marans have worked best for me!!
     
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  3. Sonya9

    Sonya9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, glad you liked it. Never had any Marans, may think of getting some! I made the video in part to educate folks so they don't let broodies try to hatch eggs in the nest boxes, that always turns into such a mess and it isn't fair to the birds.
     
  4. Maggiee

    Maggiee Out Of The Brooder

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    Nice video! Though I will say, my very, very best broody is a Leghorn/Easter Egger cross. She beats the dedication of even my most committed silkie!
     

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