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Incubation and Hatching


Hatching Process and When to Help


Hatching your own eggs is a wonderful experience. Caring for the eggs, making sure the temperature is just right, ensuring there is enough humidity, and then going through the nerve wracking experien ...


Are My Eggs Fertile?


A common question that we get is if the eggs, whether they are the eggs they receive from us, eggs their own ducks are laying, or eggs they find out in the wild, are fertile. The simple answer is that ...


Supplying Food and Water in the Hatcher?


Less than one year ago, a company from the Netherlands, Hatchtech, introduced a new type of hatcher. What is so special about this hatcher? It has food and water in the hatcher so the birds can start ...


Sebastopol Geese Hatching and Raising Their Own Goslings


The following story was written by Susan Valdina and is about her pair of Sebastopol geese that successfully hatched and raised several sets of goslings.

No-Work Hatching in New England< ...


Want to Watch Ducklings Hatching On Your Computer?


We have a camera set up in our hatcher so you can watch our birds hatch each weekend. Just go to our Live Hatch webpage.

The camera is running live from Friday morning through early Monday ...


What Temperatures Kill In An Incubator?


We all know the ideal temperature for incubators range from about 98 to 100.3 depending on the stage of incubation. But what happens if your incubator becomes too hot or too cold? Of course each cir ...


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