Will we have new chicks??? Confessions from the Coop (TM)

Will we have new chicks??? Confessions from the Coop (TM)

It finally happened (backyard chicken style).   The baby bantams have started laying!   My buff cochin hens have started laying the tiniest, perfect brown eggs.   I KNOW they’re fertile (thanks to my silkie roosters!), so I’m going to start collecting to hatch them.   How cute will that be?   Out of all…

Brinsea Ovation 56 Advance Incubator Product Review
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Brinsea Ovation 56 Advance Incubator Product Review

*** For this review, the folks at Brinsea sent us their Brinsea Ovation 56 Advance Incubator with fully automatic egg turner and digital temperature and humidity control test run. Although we received the incubator for free, all the opinions in this article are true and accurate, and represent our own opinions. ***   What we…

Store Chicken Hatching Eggs Like A Pro + Top 3 Mistakes You Need To Avoid
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Store Chicken Hatching Eggs Like A Pro + Top 3 Mistakes You Need To Avoid

If you have hens and roosters, chances are you’re wondering how to store chicken hatching eggs so you can raise your own chickens.   At least, that was the first question I asked myself as soon as I realized I would have fertile eggs for hatching.   (Looking for an incubator recommendation? Here’s my favorite!)…

How to Hatch Chicken Eggs (Even Without Incubators)

How to Hatch Chicken Eggs (Even Without Incubators)

Fluffy chicks are the best and learning how to hatch chicken eggs (and hatch eggs at home without an incubator) is a ton of fun! Letting Mother Nature (who knows how to incubate chicken eggs perfectly) do her thing is always best, but if your hens aren’t broody (wanting to sit on eggs) or if…