NASCAR chickens Vs. Heritage breeds – the first days

As this is the first year that we’re breeding our own meat chickens, I opted to get a few commercial …

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Chickens!

When I checked the incubator last night before bed, I thought I heard a few eggs peeping.   Sure enough, …

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Incubation: The Home Stretch

Well, it’s only 3 more days until the first of the chicks should start hatching, so there were some incubation-related …

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Candling Eggs

It’s been 8 days since the eggs went into the incubator, so it’s time to candle them. Candling is the …

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DIY Incubator…Take 2.

Had a lovely evening working on the incubator.  My new digital thermostat finally arrived and boy, is it ever a …

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Incubator Overhaul

First the good news. There are two peppy little meat-breed chicks bopping around the brooder these days.   No, that …

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Incubator Intrigue

So today is time for the second round of chicks to hatch.  So far, it’s not looking that great. There …

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