Hatching out baby chicks with small children can be such a joyous part of homesteading life! Here’s a printable step-by-step chart that works well with stickers, and helps kids keep track of turning the eggs, and checking temperature and humidity. And it serves as a great visual for counting down to hatch day!
It’s so exciting to incubate eggs! Waiting for the pip and the zip of the chicks, whether they be chickens, ducks, quail, geese, turkey, or pheasants is something we always look forward to. But anyone who has incubated eggs knows that often times there are chicks who struggle to hatch—which brings us to our controversial […]
I was so afraid of getting chicks, even after my husband built a beautiful coop for them. What if I killed them? What did I even need? Turns out, you only need a few basic things to bring chicks home today.
Expecting chicks soon? There are a couple things you can do to create a smooth transition when it’s time to introduce those chicks to your older flock
If you’ve never hatched your own chicks at your farm, you should think about doing so. There is something so rewarding about being with a chick from its first moments, and you also will have much healthier chicks.
If you have an established flock of chickens, introducing them to your new chicks is a careful process. Once your chicks are about six weeks old they are big enough to tolerate the environmental challenges of living outdoors, but they may still face a difficult time integrating with the much bigger, usually bad tempered, hens. […]