Raising LivestockHow to Hatch Homesteading Chicken Eggs with an Incubator

How to Hatch Homesteading Chicken Eggs with an Incubator

This insightful guide of how to hatch homesteading chicken eggs with an incubator makes the 3 week process of hatching fertile eggs by following a few guiding principles. Chicken eggs need a specific environment of a steady temperature and humidity to hatch successfully. Eggs need to be moved around on a regular basis for successful development, at least twice a day.

How to Hatch Homesteading Chicken Eggs with an Incubator

Candling is a process that allows you to determine whether your chicken eggs are developing correctly after seven to 10 days of incubation. Look for a yolk and growing blood vessels to indicate that the egg was fertilized and in the early stages of development.

Once the chicks hatch, leave them in the incubator for a day or two before moving the chicks to the brooder. They will benefit from a warm environment, making an easier transition with a stronger immune system and a full belly.

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