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Published on Jun 5, 2017
Incubating and hatching fertile chicken eggs is a great way to increase flock size or replace birds that have been culled from a flock. The process isn't difficult, but by following our tips you can increase your success rate.
More on incubating and hatching chicks at GRIT.com: For most backyard poultry enthusiasts, the chicken came first -- well, more correctly, the day-old chicks first arrived in the mail. But that's not the only way to create your first flock or maintain your existing one. For folks who are uncertain about receiving live animals through the mail, or simply cannot handle the minimum number of day-old chicks that most hatcheries require, incubating fertile eggs is an attractive alternative.