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How to Hatch Chicks

There's so much to learn from such a unique experience, from their "egg tooth," to their first feathers, to playful personality changes! Hatching chicks, much like raising chickens requires the right supplies. With the right information and supplies, hatching and raising chicks can be a joy.  HATCHING The two most important factors in determining whether you'll have a successful hatch are the quality of the incubator and the quality of the eggs.  The best incubator on the market with the most successful hatch rate for hatching a small batch of eggs is the Brinsea Mini Advance incubator.  Like many of the best products in a category, it is quite expensive. With good quality eggs, the hatch rate is around 80%. This incubator...

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How to Raise Chickens

Chickens are one of the easiest animals to care for.   The chores involved are only done once a day to once a week.They are as easy to care for as a cat!  Chickens are also one of the best pets to teach kids about responsibility, where food comes from and compassion.  There are only two things you need to get right in order to have a great experience raising chickens: The breed and the supplies (coop, feeder and waterer). BREED If you're just starting with chickens, we recommend starting with one of the three following breeds. Each lay very well, around 300 eggs per year (260 is average). Each breed is rated in the top 5 for friendliness (most...

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