Hatching, Brooding, and Raising Baby Poultry

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Getting Ready for Chick Season!

If you live in a mild climate, you may already be gearing up for baby poultry. In my area the feed stores are taking orders for chicks, turkey poults and ducklings. If you are working toward a more self sufficient lifestyle, you may want to hatch your own fertile poultry eggs. Here are some articles that I have shared to help you hatch eggs, brood chicks, and care for the sick or injured peeps.

How to Hatch Chicks in an Incubator

How to Care for Day Old Chicks

My Redneck Brooder Box – Or How to Brood Chicks on ‘The Cheap’

How to Care for a Sick Chick

15 Helpful Hints for a Successful Hatch Rate

Top 5 Reasons for a Poor Hatch Rate

Heritage turkey poults hanging in their Redneck Brooder Box.

And some bonus information for chicken newbies…

Common Chicken Questions

 

Happy Hatching!

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Lisa Lombardo

Freelance Writer at Tohoca, LLC
Lisa writes in-depth articles about gardening and homesteading topics. She grew up on a farm and has continued learning about horticulture, animal husbandry, and home food preservation ever since. She has earned an Associate of Applied Science in Horticulture and a Bachelor of Fine Arts. She is a self proclaimed gardening freak and crazy chicken lady.

In addition to writing for her own websites, Lisa has contributed articles to The Prepper Project and Homestead.org.

The author lives outside of Chicago with her husband, son, 2 dogs, 1 cat, and a variety of poultry.
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About Lisa Lombardo

Lisa writes in-depth articles about gardening and homesteading topics. She grew up on a farm and has continued learning about horticulture, animal husbandry, and home food preservation ever since. She has earned an Associate of Applied Science in Horticulture and a Bachelor of Fine Arts. She is a self proclaimed gardening freak and crazy chicken lady. In addition to writing for her own websites, Lisa has contributed articles to The Prepper Project and Homestead.org. The author lives outside of Chicago with her husband, son, 2 dogs, 1 cat, and a variety of poultry.