Hatchling eggs in an incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Raising Chickens, Jul 20, 2020.

  1. Raising Chickens

    Raising Chickens Administrator Staff Member

    So why would anyone bother hatching eggs in an incubator when hatchlings are so readily available from local breeders, farm stores, and mail order? Here are some of the many reasons:
    • You wish to maintain a sustainable flock that acclimates to your particular locale
    • You are working to restore an endangered breed
    • Your chosen breed may not feature reliable setters or good mothers
    • Your facility’s conditions may not encourage broodiness
    • Local wildlife or household pets may disturb the hens’ nests
    • You may wish to keep your hens laying, which stops when they start setting
    • You are trying to produce the perfect show bird
    • You want to raise hatchlings outside the normal brooding season
    • You want more hatchlings than your hens are able to hatch
    • You are seeking a fun and educational activity for your children or students

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  2. Emma Cardona

    Emma Cardona New Member

    I love hatching my chicks I get to watch them from being hatched to maturing to a adult chicken.
     
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  3. Patricia Kephart

    Patricia Kephart New Member

    I want to make a small incubator to hatch a few eggs.
     

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