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Hatching Eggs

Hatching Eggs Under a Broody Hen

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Some may consider incubating eggs under hens to be “old school” because of the availability of commercial incubators, but it’s hard to deny the many year of success that Mother Nature has under her belt.

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Hatching Eggs in an Incubator

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Using an incubator to hatch chicks is a good approach if you plan to hatch eggs each season and would like maximum control over the process. Alternatively, you may also try allowing one of your hens to do the incubation for you. Taking advantage of Mother Nature saves you the investment cost of purchasing an incubator, but it also introduces more variables, which means you are less in control.

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Candling Eggs

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Back in the day, people used candles to peer though the eggshell and into the egg. Nowadays, there are specially designed flashlights for this purpose. Regardless of how you illuminate an egg, it’s important to understand this process if you plan to hatch fertilized eggs into chicks.

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