Egg Safety: Proper Handling of Eggs

Egg Safety: Proper Handling of Eggs

Eggs are part of a healthy well-balanced diet and are incredibly nutritious. They provide protein and a host of important vitamins and minerals, including iron, vitamin B-12, choline, lutein, phosphorus, riboflavin, and selenium.  Eggs are also incredibly cheap...
Methods Used in Hatching Chicken Eggs

Methods Used in Hatching Chicken Eggs

What are the different methods used in hatching chicken eggs? One method is called incubation, and includes two main types: natural and artificial. With natural incubation, the broody hen sits on the eggs all day long for 21 days to incubate them until they hatch. She...
A Step-by-Step Guide to Hatching Eggs

A Step-by-Step Guide to Hatching Eggs

There are two options to hatch eggs: an incubator or a broody hen who will sit on the fertile eggs for 21 days and keep them warm. Most farmers and backyard raisers cannot afford an incubator and will search for a hen who wants her eggs to hatch. A broody hen will sit...