Warm Water Trick for Hatching Eggs: Step-By-Step Guide



Regardless of which came first, you need both a chicken and an egg to hatch a chick. Right?

Well, not exactly. If your barnyard lacks a broody hen, there are a few other ways to hatch chicken eggs.

Chicken Eggs 101: What to Expect When You’re Eggspecting

The incubation period for a fertilized chicken egg takes 21 days. In some cases, chicken eggs may hatch at 19 or 20 days. But three weeks is a pretty reliable timeline.

Types of Egg Incubators

If you are determined to hatch eggs au naturel, you must provide hens with a nest or box filled with straw, wood shavings, or other nesting material. And, of course, you will need to provide the fertilized eggs if your barnyard does not contain a rooster.

Warm Water Trick: Step-by-Step Guide

First, warm a bowl of water on the stove or in the microwave. Then, use a digital thermometer to check that the temperature rests at about 100 F.

Why Aren’t My Eggs Hatching?

– Humidity is too high – Humidity is too low  – Temperature is too high  – Temperature is too low – Eggs are too old  – Eggs were handled roughly  – Eggs were not fertilized  – Eggs were not turned properly 

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