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Incubation 101: Hatching Eggs is Fun and Easy
June 11, 2019 . · Eggs & Meat

 By Pascale Pearce of Brinsea – the Incubation Specialists – If you’re considering hatching your own flock of backyard chickens here’s a few things you need to know for hatching eggs successfully …

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Hatching Duck Eggs: When Fertile Eggs Don’t Hatch
March 14, 2019 . · Eggs & Meat

I recently ventured into hatching duck eggs, an area that I had previously avoided ever since we started keeping ducks. Not only am I allowing Margarita, our broody duck to …

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How to Expand Your Flock with the Best Broody Hens

By P. Allen Smith – It’s a great day in Poultryville at Moss Mountain Farm when chicks are running around! I have a soft spot for those baby Henriettas and …

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Wyandotte Chicken Breed Spotlight

By Dr. Don Monke and Jonathan Patterson. Wyandotte Chicken Breed Characteristics The Wyandotte chicken breed is one of the most prominent breeds of poultry in the United States. Their hardiness, …

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Incubating Duck Eggs with Chicken Eggs
February 22, 2019 . · Eggs & Meat

If you have already tried incubating chicken eggs, you know how addicting it can be. Have you tried incubating duck eggs? And can you incubate duck eggs with chicken eggs, …

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Modern Tips for Hatching Eggs for Kids in Classrooms
February 22, 2019 . · Eggs & Meat

The rules have changed. When I was a kid, hatching eggs for kids in schools was as simple as bringing in eggs and an incubator. The eggs sat for 21 …

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Candling Eggs and Advanced Techniques for Artificial Incubation & Hatching

By Rob Banks, England – Candling eggs is an age-old technique that has modern applications in incubating and hatching poultry. After studying the incubation of many species and breeds it became …

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What Does Blood in Chicken Eggs Mean?
February 22, 2019 . · Eggs & Meat

When you raise your own flock of backyard chickens long enough, you will likely encounter all kinds of odd eggs, including blood in chicken eggs. From tiny fairy (or wind) eggs …

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Hatching Duck Eggs
February 22, 2019 . · Eggs & Meat

Hatching duck eggs is an awe-inspiring experience. Since domestic duck breeds rarely go broody (i.e. sit on fertile eggs until they hatch), using an incubator is generally your best bet. …

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Buying a Carton of Eggs? Get the Labeling Facts First
February 22, 2019 . · Eggs & Meat

As backyard chicken keepers, we normally don’t have to worry about buying a carton of eggs from the store. We have the luxury of walking out to the coop and …

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