Meyer Hatchery hosts an annual Hatch-Along in March to share our knowledge of incubating and the joy of freshly hatched spring chicks! This year’s hatch-along will kick off March 1st and we would love for you to join us. Prepare to set your eggs on March 1st, then share your hatching experience using #MHHatchAlong. Be sure to check back here regularly to see what our staff members are up too and for customer features!
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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?
Most people think spring when they think about brooding chicks, but it is possible to brood chicks in the winter months, even if you live where winters are cold. Brooding chicks in December or January means you will have ready-to-lay pullets by April or May. There are a few special considerations you should plan for when brooding your winter chicks, but it can be done.
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.