Is it your first hatching season? While hatching eggs might seem like a simple process that takes care of itself, there are a few quirks that you will want to keep in mind. One of the most important starting points is asking the question: what is the typical incubation period for a chicken egg? So How Long Do Chickens Take to Hatch? The short answer is: under normal conditions, and given proper care, chicken eggs will naturally take 21 days to hatch. While this is the average, this can sometimes vary slightly, with some taking just a little over or...
I get asked all the time, what sort of hatch rates will I get using this incubator? My answer is always the same as there are so many factors that will affect your hatch rate that getting a good quality incubator is only one piece of the puzzle.Below I will go through a few vital points that you need to consider in order to get the best results possible. Get them all right and you should be hatching in the 90% range but get any of them wrong and you could be disappointed come hatch day. The good news is...
I grew up on a farm in country Victoria. I have 3 siblings and we were all born within a few years of each other and we were lucky enough to live in a time when things seemed simpler and cartoons on Saturday mornings was the only screen time we knew of! We had all sorts of adventures on the farm from helping at shearing time to burning off stubbles and tagging along at harvest. We had puppies & kittens and chooks and goats and basically had the best possible childhood. Farm life was our life and we loved it. When...
Which is the best egg incubator to buy in Australia?
We have 2 main brands, the GQF incubators from the US and the Borotto range of incubators from Italy. Both are high quality, reliable machines but it will depend on a range of factors including your exact needs and of course your budget.
I will give you a brief overview of the incubator models we stock so that you can make a more informed decision when you are ready to invest.
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