Would you like to learn more about how to hatch baby chicken eggs using an incubator? You can subscribe to the Rhiba Farms, YouTube Channel and follow Cooper, as he walks you through the process step by step.
If your family is interested in helping to raise baby chicks, you can start by contacting Mark Rhine at Rhiba Farms. Simply mention that you would like to take part in the "Cooper's Chicks" educational experience and we will work to get you set up with everything needed.
First off, you will need to setup an incubator. The most important thing when choosing an incubator is that you keep the temperature at at a regulated, 99.5 degrees. Remember to maintain a consistent 40 to 50 percent humidity level for the first 18 days. Afterwards, you can reduce the humidity to 65 or 75 percent for the last few days before your eggs hatch.
Additionally, you will need to ensure that your incubator is well ventilated. Because the shells of eggs are porous, fresh oxygen is essential to a hatching healthy baby chicks.
After your incubator is setup, contact Rhiba Farms to request fertile chicken eggs, fresh from the farm. Whatever you do, please handle the fertile eggs carefully and do not wash them under any circumstances. Gently place the fertile eggs in the incubator and let nature take its course.
Ensure that your incubator is turned on, and slowly make the adjustments needed to maintain a healthy humidity and temperature level. After everything is dialed in, you can typically expect to wait around three weeks for your eggs to begin hatching. Please put off any desire to help the chicks get out of the shell and let them enter the world on their own.
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