In the Brooder
- Oct 9, 2014
Hello! My son and I have made the decision to go into chicken business ) He is a 24 year old disabled veteran, loves all animals, especially his chickens. He purchased a piece of property last year that is actually already set up to run a chicken business on a large scale. My part, other than financial support will be to run a couple incubators here at my house and assist with hatching. I have zero experience hatching but have done tons of research (including this amazing forum!) and watched probably 100+ videos. I feel confident and ready to take on the task! There is one issue I can't seem to find discussion on so hoping I can get some feedback here. I know that not all eggs will hatch and they will be discarded (I understand the best way to do this is in a compost pile ??) but I'm worried about the fact that I know there will be some chicks that die during hatching (( I'm a total animal lover and super soft hearted woman so I know this is something I will struggle with to a degree. It will be hard enough just finding them dead but how often does it happen that a chick doesn't die but is having too much difficulty or is deformed in egg etc and how should this be handled. I don't see any way that I could end a life! Please help with any thoughts or guidance.