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!
Today is the second of a fun four-part series called “From Egg to Chick”. Today we’re going to talk about candling. Candling is an important part of hatching. Some people who use broodies to hatch will forgo candling. The mother hen tends to have a sense about the eggs and will kick out an egg […]