Interested in hatching your own cute baby chicks? First, you’ll need to be sure you have fertile eggs, of course! Use these tips to find out if your chickens’ eggs are fertile.
If you’re anything like me you get chick fever every year! It seems like ever time I turn around there are cute little chicks right in front of me. I see them hopping around in tubs in feed stores, pictures on Facebook, chick sale emails coming directly to my phone…it’s constant! Chick days, chick sales, […]
Incubating can really be simple, but there are a lot of little details you will need to know in order to have a successful hatch. You will need to know how to gather and load your eggs, what temperature and humidity to keep the incubator at, how to candle the eggs and how to manage […]
With 40ish free ranging hens and a few roosters tossed into the mix, it stands to reason that we’d have a few surprise hatches on our farm. But how do you deal with a surprise hatch? What do you do when a line of little fluff balls comes trailing out of the woods behind their […]
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 […]
A while back, my cousin gave us a beautiful pair of Jersey Giant hens. They were 18 months old and were laying eggs. He said that Jersey Giants were slower to mature but made great layers. Zoey and I Ooohed and Aaaahed over them for days. They are solid black with bright red combs and […]