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 easy to hatch your own ducklings at home, with a very high success rate. Here’s how we hatch out hundreds of vigorous, fluffy ducklings every year.
The chicks have arrived! This was our first time hatching chicks, and from our own girls at that! We ended up with 11 new chicks on the homestead. Come see lots of cute pics and get some tips too!
There is a very cute little chart floating around the web that is wrong. I just happened upon it while reading on my favorite chicken forums. It isn’t a huge deal, but it could throw you off a day, and I like being accurate. The question was whether Day One of incubation starts the day […]
Here is a walk through of our brooding area. We have two master bathrooms. One with a large garden tub and another with a shower. We have literally used the garden tub one time in the last 4 years so we decided to put it to good use. If you plan to hatch your own […]
I use day 18 as an excuse to get the brooder setup, if only to distract me from checking the incubator every 2 minutes. My brooder is a big 122 qt. Rubbermaid, but any box (from cardboard to plywood and in between) will do. You want the size of the box to correlate with the […]