If you want to incubate, hatch, and brood chicks yourself, rather than buying them from a hatchery, this is the guide you need. Poultry authority Gail Damerow explains exactly how to hatch healthy baby chickens, ducklings, goslings, turkey poults, and guinea keets, addressing everything from selecting a breed and choosing the best incubator to ensuring proper set-up and sanitary conditions, understanding embryo development, and feeding and caring for newborn chicks in a brooder. This is an indispensable reference for any poultry raiser, whether you want to hatch three eggs or one hundred.Chickens, Turkeys, Ducks, Geese, Guinea Fowl Gail Damerow. Manual. egg. turning. In an incubator with automatic turning, the eggs are tilted or rolled from one side to the other, usually every hour. ... When I use a manual-turn incubator, I turn the eggs when I get up in the morning, approximately halfway through the day, anbsp;...
|Title||:||Hatching & Brooding Your Own Chicks|
|Publisher||:||Storey Publishing - 2013-04-12|