With Hatching & Brooding Your Own Chicks, poultry authority Gail Damerow offers the definitive guide to hatching healthy baby chickens, as well as ducklings, goslings, turkey poults, and guinea keets. Damerow addresses every possible challenge of the process: selecting a breed, finding the best incubator, ensuring proper set-up and sanitary conditions, understanding embryo development, and feeding and caring for newborn chicks in a brooder. Full-color photographs and illustrations make the information as accessible as it is edifying.Whether a poultry lover wants to hatch as few as three eggs, or as many as a hundred, they'll find all they need in this book. It's an indispensable reference for small-scale farmers, as well as for families, homeschoolers, and classroom teachers who are ready to start hatching!
I have learned so much from this book. I haven't had chickens in years and have never incubated them. This book makes me want to try all of these experiences and makes me feel like I can succeed. And the birds will do well. Which is the point, yes?