How to Hatch Chickens Under a Broody Hen

Hen and Chickens

To produce a baby chicken, you need a fertilized egg. Fertile eggs will only hatch if they have been incubated – and this takes 21 days of careful incubation under specific conditions. There are different ways to hatch fertilized chicken eggs, but by far the best way is how Mother Nature intended – allowing a broody hen to hatch and raise her chicks. But just how do you hatch chickens under a broody hen?

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Incubator Humidity for Chicken Eggs — The Ultimate Guide

Incubator humidity is one of the crucial factors for the successful hatching of chickens. From placing newly hatched fertilized chicken eggs in the incubator until the chicks’ beaks pip through their shells, humidity levels determine their development. Simply put humidity in the incubator is so important that it’s the difference between new chicks and eggs.

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How to Store Fertile Eggs Before Incubation

Fertilized Eggs

Sometimes you may have fertile Chicken eggs that are waiting till you have enough to incubate. Whether you wish to incubate eggs artificially in an incubator or intend to place them under a broody chicken, you can store them for a certain period before doing so. But, storing them correctly will be the difference between having a good hatching rate and not hatching out any chickens.

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What is the Best Chicken Egg Incubator with Automatic Turner

hatching chicken

Chicken egg incubators provide the perfect environment for eggs to develop and hatch healthy chicks. The best chicken egg incubators have automatic settings to ensure that eggs are at the optimal temperature for hatching. You can use incubators for chicken eggs to look after eggs your hens lay. Or you can buy eggs ready for hatching and place them in your egg incubator.

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