We had some success hatching some baby chickens. We set 25 eggs and 14 hatched. I was hoping our hatch percentage would have been higher, but I have a few things to change to increase our rate.
We grabbed 25 eggs over 2 days and set them in the incubator as a maiden trial. We hatched some Speckled Sussex, some Rhode Island Reds, and some Black Sex link. basically a barn yard mix.
I isolated 3 Barred rock hens and a Barred Rock rooster with hopes to hatch some purebred babies. Now that our incubator is empty I am starting to save back some eggs to set.
We are going to set the Barred Rock eggs this weekend. Now that I have hatched my first eggs, I will write a post about our process and equipment that we use.