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WV Fall Chickenstock – Sept. 8th At Martinsburg TSC.

WV Fall Chickenstock – Sept. 8th At Martinsburg TSC.

The fall WV Chickenstock is almost upon us. This is one of the last swaps of the year, so if you need some hens, a turkey, some Guineas or Peacocks, try to stop on by.

Hatching Chickens The Old Fashioned Way

Hatching Chickens The Old Fashioned Way

I think I inherited my love of chickens from my grandmother. She raised hens and hatched baby chicks by the hundreds…

Baby Chicks With Pasty Butts

Baby Chicks With Pasty Butts

When raising baby chicks, you’ll find that they will occasionally get what’s called “Pasty Butt.” It can be caused by the stress of shipping or just hatching in an incubator.

Baby Chicks Hatched In HovaBator Incubator

Baby Chicks Hatched In HovaBator Incubator

For our first hatch in a HovaBator 1620, we put in a barnyard mix of eggs, from our free-range flock, that consisted of Russian Orloff Bantam, Serama, RIR, BO, Silkie cross, Crested Polish cross, Splash Wyandotte, and some mystery eggs.

How To Hatch Chicks – Dry Hatch Method

How To Hatch Chicks – Dry Hatch Method

We just set our first batch of eggs in our new HovaBator 1620 still air incubator. We plan on adding a fan to the incubator for the next hatch, but are experimenting a bit with this clutch of 22 eggs.

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