Hatching duck eggs using an incubator is a little more challenging than hatching chicken eggs, but it’s a rewarding challenge.
Hatching heritage-breed turkey eggs can be a great experience for your homestead. Read about Amanda’s technique using an incubator.
Learn what causes common hatching egg issues from incubating, hatching failures & how to troubleshoot your incubator and hatching procedure.
It is important to not mix different poultry species in a brooder. It’s convenient for you but could be dangerous for young poultry.
Amanda has hatched turkey poults allowing a broody turkey hen to set and hatch her babies. Read about the considerations on allowing your hen to set.
Despite all the legends and internet hacks, there is no way to truly tell if an egg is fertile unless you crack it open.
One minute the lights are on and the chicks are all snug as little bugs in the brooder. But a storm is brewing and the next minute, just like that, no power! Now, what are you going to do?
Brooding chicks in the winter is possible. Raising chicks during the winter means they will be nearly grown and ready to lay eggs the following spring.
What is a brooder, you ask? A brooder is an area for baby chicks, turkey poults, ducklings and goslings to be given their best start in life. When considering your brooder set-up there are several things to keep in mind.
We do our best to ensure their safety during transit, there are many factors that are out of our control. If your chicks arrive weak, chilled or lethargic here are a few tips to help ensure their survival:
In this Coop Tour, Amanda and Marie from the Meyer Hatchery CSR Remote Team, shows us Marie’s Extreme Edition Farmstead Brooding inside a high tunnel.
Hatching chicks in the classroom can be both rewarding and exciting, but is your classroom truly ready? Find out here!
Brooding day old poults is very much like brooding chicks, with a few little adjustments to ensure the health and well being of your new little ones.
Interested in ordering hatching eggs, but concerned about having them shipped? Check out how we pack our hatching eggs for safe shipping!
Guinea Fowl make for excellent bug and snake control and will sound an alarm for your flock when there is danger, plus they are very entertaining!
Hatching your own chicken eggs can be a rewarding and educational experience. This post can help to make sure you are prepared!
A brooder is going to be your baby chick’s first home. It will be a safe, warm place for your chicks to thrive during their first weeks of life.