Since hatching season is rapidly approaching, I think now is the time to talk about incubating eggs and hatching chicks. Most people choose to incubate eggs that they purchased from a breeder to add a new breed to their flock, but many also choose to hatch eggs from their own flock. Obviously, the easiest way […]
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.
Step by step instructions on how to clean your Styrofoam incubator and get it ready for the next hatch!
It’s the day we’ve all been waiting for: Hatch Day! For 21 days you’ve been peeking and listening. You’ve had chicks on the brain. Now you finally get to see those fluffy faces. So what can you expect? First and foremost: 21 DAYS IS NOT DEFINITE. Please do not start panicking when day 21 comes […]
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 […]
You broke an egg that’s been incubating, now what do you do? Here are instructions on how to fix and incubate a broken hatching egg and save that chick!