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What is the difference between forced/circulated-air incubator and still-air incubator, and what are the pros and cons of each?

There are 2 main types of incubator — forced/circulated-air and still-air. The difference is simply a fan. Forced/circulated-air incubators have a built-in fan to circulate the air in order to keep equal temperatures all around inside the incubator. The temperature can be measured anywhere within the airflow. Forced/circulated-air incubators are widely used in commercial hatcheries.   Forced/circulated-air (Intermediate) Brinsea® Maxi II Advance Automatic Incubator PROS: Alarm system helps keep you on the correct schedule. Contains a small automatic fan to control and keep air temperature even. Automatic […]

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What are the things that MUST be in place BEFORE my chicks arrive?

Here are the 8 most important things you must prepare BEFORE your chicks arrive:  A container to hold the chicks in This can be a fish tank, a galvanized metal tank, a kiddie/paddling pool, a premade brooder, a rabbit hutch, a Sterilite container, or a cardboard box. No matter which brooder you choose, make sure it is cleaned and sterilized, has adequate space for the chicks to move away from the heat if they get too warm, and make sure that there are no cracks or broken […]

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Why your hens stop laying eggs and what you can do about it?

Here is a list of most common reasons why your chickens have stopped laying, along with suggestions for what you can do to get them laying again:   Not Enough Daylight Hens need 14 or more hours of daylight each day to lay well. During late fall and winter, particularly from October through February (in the US), the natural daylight can drop to less than 9 hours a day; your hens would need 5 more hours of daylight to lay eggs. The solution to this is to […]

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