I need help!!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Nika Jones, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. Nika Jones

    Nika Jones New Egg

    Feb 28, 2012
    Okay, I'm doing this Agricultural Fair in Zoology. I want to do it over Chickens and get two different types of feeds eo see which is more productive and healthier. So, I'm trying to hatch atleast two chicks for my project. To collect data for this project, I'm going to weigh each chicken every week on Monday. Plus, I'm going to collect the ingredients of the feeds. But, I'm in huge pickle, I don't know how long until egs are fertile when I put a rooster with my hen. So all you Chicken Lovers out there and who are really suffisicated with hatching. I need thes questions answered.
    How long does the Rooster take to fertilize the eggs?
    Which two feeds are better to experiment with on my chicks?
    Do I have to turn the eggs daily?
    And any other information tht could help me out on my journey?
  2. GoldenSparrow

    GoldenSparrow Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2011
    that sound really cool,

    but say you hatch two chicks, and one is a rooster one is a hen.
    Then the baby rooster would grow faster, as well as get heavier then the hen as they grow.
    What do you think about this?

    About your question about turning the eggs?
    you are planing to use an incubator right?
    if so then you will need to turn the eggs. If you let a hen hatch them, then you dont need to do anything.
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2012
  3. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

    Feb 19, 2011
    Massachusetts, USA
    YOu could compare chick feed versus gamebird feed. One has more protein than the other, otherwise both are fed to chicks.

    You could compare 2 different brands of chick feed.

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