Incubation is both a science and an art. Some incubation fundamentals are based on scientific fact. Maximizing these fundamentals and facts to produce high quality chicks then becomes an art.

Some folks can obtain a greater number of quality chicks from a given set of eggs than can other people. If you do not understand why certain incubation conditions must be met, you will not obtain good hatches and high quality chicks. Small errors in incubator adjustments can make significant differences in the quality and quantity of top quality chicks. Some folks are able to follow through on the details better than others, this is art. The result of paying attention to detail will result in a higher percentage of hatch, fewer culls and better early livability in the brooder.

Paying close attention to the Incubator temperature, humidity level, egg position, egg turning, cleanliness, ventilation and air flow will yield stronger and healthier chicks. Maintaining a healthy breeder flock will produce greater numbers of high quality hatching eggs. Ask The Chicken Doctor for help...