Causes of chicken hatching problems
The good news is that
all of the eggs were viable and made it nearly to hatching time, which
means our rooster and hens are all fertile. And watching
the first chick hatch
was quite an experience --- well worth the price of the incubator by
itself! Hopefully I can fix my mistakes and have more living
chicks next time.
Our first chick took to the chicken waterer when it was even less than a day old.
Since writing this post, I've experimented
much more with incubation. I developed a dichotomous key that
makes it easy to figure out exactly what went wrong (and how to prevent
the problem from reoccurring). Learn more about troubleshooting
the hatch in my 99 cent ebook.
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