Category: Incubator

DIY Incubator Egg Turner – Video

Here’s a video of the Egg Turner running at full speed. I definitely need to slow it down!

DIY Incubator Egg Turner

After a recent disaster when a broody chicken stopped being broody before the eggs hatched, I’ve decided to build a fully automated incubator. The incubator will include: Temperature Control Humidity Control Automatic Egg Turning The first step was to find

More new chicks

At the end of October we put six fertile eggs underneath our broody Bantam hen and a couple of days ago they started to hatch. We ended up with three of the six eggs hatching – they’re all Black Australorps.

Chicks – 7 Weeks old

The chicks we incubated are now seven weeks old. It looks pretty clear to us that the two Black Australorps are Males while the Blue Australorps are Female. The Males are for sale or swap if anyone is interested.

Chicks – 4 Weeks Old

We let the chicks outside again today. We managed to find a number of worms while gardening and it seems the chicks definitely have a taste for them.

Chicks – First time outdoors – 3 Weeks Old

We wrapped some chicken wire around our outdoor table and let the chicks out today. They seemed to enjoy themselves.

Chicks – 18 Days Old

I never realised quite how fast chickens grew. This is only six days since my last post with a picture of them!

Chicks – 12 Days Old

Our four chicks have been in a cat carrier cage for the first 10 days of their lives. They grow like crazy and it was soon time to move them to a bigger home. I made up a 1500 x

Chicks – 1 week old

We ended up getting four chicks from the eggs we purchased. We purchased 12 eggs, here are the stats:

First Chick Hatched

We’ve been incubating some eggs since the 28th August. The first egg hatched right on schedule (day 21) yesterday.