Breeding Chickens, Incubating, Hatching, Rearing

Breeding ChickensArticles on breeding chickens, hatching and rearing whether to establish new flocks or to replace stock. Broody Hen or Incubator? Which is for you?

Things to Consider Before Hatching Chicks

Things to Consider Before Hatching Chicks

By 'Foxy' There is no doubt it is a magical experience hatching your own chicks, watching the whole process is incredible, and there is nothing cuter than a day old chick or duckling! If you have been keeping chickens for a while it can seem like...
Incubating Chickens & Ducks - Brief Guide

Incubating Chickens & Ducks - Brief Guide

By Cara Martin How Many Chickens? In spring and early summer many people will have broody hens refusing to move off the nest or you may be thinking about popping some eggs in the incubator. The first thing to consider when hatching is space. How...
Rearing & Sexing Chicks and Ducklings

Rearing & Sexing Chicks and Ducklings

By Cara Martin Hatching Chicken Eggs with a Broody Hen On the day of hatch you should leave mother hen to do her job, she will keep them warm, help them out of the shell and in general know what is best for her babies. You don’t need to worry about t...

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