Without chickens (and other egg laying creatures) there would be no incubators. Without any incubators there wouldn’t be an eggincubator.biz. Without that I would’ve had to resort to either working the land as a farmer or *shudder* get a real 9-5 job. So, with that in mind I owe a lot to chickens. They’re really the bread and butter of this business. Most of the egg farmers that I talk to need incubators for chickens as opposed to say quail.
And of course since I originally started as an egg farmer I know a thing or two or about taking care of the little birdies. Not in the way that you see industrial farms being run, but really taking care of them.
The very first step to taking care of the old birdies is to build your chickens a home. Give them some shelter and of course, a fence to keep them in. We don’t want our chickens running amuck. The more space the better, anything less then 4 or 6 feet per chicken is cruel in my estimation. Inside of that cute little home you built, you need to give your hens a quaint little spot to have birth. A nice little “nest” if you will so they can lay your precious eggs. By the way if you’ve never had farm fresh eggs from an ACTUAL chicken farm you don’t know what you’re missing. Delish! Delish I tell you!
Now once you’ve got your chicken house you’ll want to fire some hens in there. No eggs without hens! Hens need even more room because they’re feisty little creatures. Give them too little room and you’ll have a full blown war on your hands.
Okay, so you’ve got hens, you’ve got chickens and you’ve got a hen house! Now you’re going to need to get them some feed. Don’t give them the low quality garbage feed get them some high end organic feed. I know it’s tough to shallow the pill and cough up that much dough but I personally believe it’s worth it. You can taste the difference in the egg.
Okay now you just wait until the hens lay some eggs and you’re set right? Fat chance. These little guys requires some serious TLC. During prime egg laying season I like to check on them once or twice. I also make sure I check on them in the night. Get yourself a good flashlight and make sure there is nothing going boo in the night. Some predators like to stalk them in the evening and night time. Hens don’t lay many eggs if they’re stressed out! You have to make sure there little house is as secure as your own!
If your hens are laying an usually low number of eggs its probably because they’re stressed. Check the area for predators and look for any way they could worm there way into their hen house!
The last step is to enjoy your high quality, farm fresh eggs!