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Q: How do I "calibrate" my incubator thermometer?
A: It's definitely best to calibrate any new thermometer you are using for your incubator. You need to make sure your read more

Q: Why do so few hatcheries sell Red Star hatching eggs?
A: "Red Stars" are hybrid birds; the rooster is one breed while the hen is another. Because of the genetics of the two breeds, the Red Star chicks are... read more

Q: How do I start my own small hatchery business from my home?
A: That's a complex question. If you would like to turn your home or farm into a hatchery and begin selling baby chicks to other people, we'd first... read more

Q: How do I calibrate my hygrometer?
A: Hatching read more

Q: What is a setter and what is a non-setter in chickens?
A: A setter is a hen who will hatch her eggs. A non-setter is a hen who will not hatch eggs.

The vast majority of chicken breeds will...
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Q: For my laying flock, should I buy fertile eggs to hatch, or should I start with baby chicks?
A: In almost every case, starting a laying flock with baby chicks will be easier and less expensive than starting one by read more

Q: Is it ever okay to help a chick out of the shell?
A: Generally speaking you will NOT want to intervene in the hatching process when incubating read more

Q: What is incubation?
A: Incubation is similar to "gestation" in animals that give live birth. It's the process in which the embryo in a fertilized egg develops into a baby... read more

Q: Can I hatch the eggs of my chickens if the rooster and hen are different breeds?
A: There are no problems associated with hatching mixed breed chickens. If you have a rooster in your flock, he will try to breed ALL your hens,... read more

Q: Is the floor surface important with ducks and geese?
A: Yes!--it is very important. As babies, ducklings and goslings need a surface they can grip until their leg muscles and hips are strong, just as with... read more

 

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