Archive for March 16th, 2008

Sunday, March 16th, 2008

What Chicken House do I need?

There are many things to consider but the first 2 things for long term success don’t buy a chicken house with a felt roof as red mite could become a major problem, you will not be able to control the red mite if they breed under the felt. The next consideration is cleaning of your [...]

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Sunday, March 16th, 2008

How do I care for newly hatched chicks?

A very common question, especially on hatching day
When your eggs pip in the incubator you should have your brooding / rearing area ready. In a brooding area you will need a brooder lamp, chick feeder and drinker.
When your eggs hatch in your incubator I advise leaving them in there for about 24 hours with [...]

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Sunday, March 16th, 2008

Which is the best Candler for the eggs I have?

To be honest it is what I would consider a very important part of incubating eggs, if you own an incubator then you should really have an egg candler. The reasons for this is one of enjoyment so you can actually watch the little chick developing inside the egg and I must be honest with you, this [...]

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