Chicken eggs layers FAQ: How often, what time and more

Chicken laying eggs on the ground

Like all other animals and birds, hens, too, like to raise their families and live with them. In the wild, they have all the freedom and time to lead their lives like any other ordinary bird. There is enough food that makes sure their bodies are fit and strong to go through the painful process of laying eggs.

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Are eggs from backyard chickens healthier? Yes and no – here’s why

Me wondering why are my chicken eggs not hatching

Eggs are such an integral part of daily life that there are facilities that focus on mass-producing such a commodity. These recent years and due to the exposed practices of egg producers, there’s a growing concern about the health impact of consuming mass-produced eggs. While most people would say that the jury is still out, there’s already a growing trend of producing eggs from your own backyard.

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Should you ever help a chick hatch? Doing more harm than good?

Helpless little baby chick in hands. Photo by Helena Lopes from Pexels

Keeping chickens as pets can be a great addition to your life and family, and like with all animals, it is essential that you know how to care for them correctly in all aspects. For some, a big part of raising chickens can be raising their chicks also, but how involved should you be when it comes time for a chick to hatch?

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What does pipped egg mean?

Pipped egg

A pipped egg refers to an egg that has been pecked out by a baby chick. When chicks break through their membrane, and then the eggshell itself, they start pecking little shell pieces out. The chick will be fully out of the egg within 24 hours of pipping. They keep pecking until eventually, they manage to form large cracks in the shell.

They keep pecking and they keep pecking until finally, at last, bits of eggshell begin to fall down. They do this until they are finally able to climb on out of their embryo and their egg. It is a lot of work for a little chick, but it must be done.

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How to maintain the perfect humidity levels in an incubator for chicken eggs

Chicken eggs prepared for incubator

If you are a hobby farmer like me who is proud of the chicken that you got from hatching, you know something about the humidity levels in incubators. Patience and care are the most important parts of maintaining the right humidity level in an incubator for chicken eggs.

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Here’s what happens after a chick hatches

What happens after a chick hatches?

Have you ever wondered: What happens when a chick hatches?

Having a chick is not like having a cat or a dog, and if you’re reading this you’re probably well aware of that. Plus, it’s one thing to care for a chicken, but when it comes to caring for a chick it’s a totally different story.

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This is how long you incubate chicken eggs + what happens if you don’t

Chicken eggs prepared for incubator

If you own pet chickens, then incubation is something you will have to practice from time to time. Once your chicken starts laying eggs, you will want to see some chicks hatch, right? It’s a joy to have the number of chickens in your backyard increase.

So, the question we need to ask is how long it takes to incubate chicken eggs. The answer to this question is a confident 21 days.

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Anatomy of a chicken egg: Everything you need to know

An egg in my hand to study anatomy

Keeping chickens in a coop in your backyard is a wonderful way to get fresh eggs every day. Since you feed and keep the chickens you can be 100% certain that they have been fed natural, chemical-free feed. Plus, they say happy chickens lay better eggs, and chickens raised in a home coop are usually very happy and content.

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Keeping Your Incubator at the Perfect Temperature for Chicken Eggs

Chicken eggs prepared for incubator

Incubating eggs can be a tricky business for beginners. There are very specific conditions you need to maintain in order to ensure the highest hatch rates for your eggs. The window of appropriate temperatures is fairly small.

A temperature that is too cold, or especially one that is too hot, can have significant effects on how many of your eggs hatch. In this article, we’ll take a look at the perfect temperature to keep your eggs at, what can happen if the temperature gets too hot or too cold, and what you can do to best ensure a high hatch rate.

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