Ever tangoed with the idea of hatching chickens? Well, spring is the perfect time to put your ideas into practice! Everything about the season of spring is perfect for hatching and bringing new life into the world - everything’s growing and coming alive again as the cold winter months disappear.The temperature is just right - inside and outside
Temperature is everything when it comes to incubating chickens. It’s not just the temperature of the incubator that is important - the temperature outside the incubator should also be constant. The great thing about Spring is that the temperature is not too warm, not too cold and doesn’t hit the extremes easily.
Your hens will go broody easily
If you’re thinking of hatching au naturale, it shouldn’t be too difficult to get your hens to go broody. Certain breeds that are great for brooding include: - Sussex, Orpingtons, Silkies, Old English Game, Frizzles, Dorkings
These chickens are known for being reliable and attentive mothers, and are your best bet for sitting on the eggs until they hatch. Some of these chicken breeds will even mother other baby animals they haven’t hatched themselves - that’s how much they love it!
It’s easier for them to make the transition from brooder to coop
Baby chickens are incredibly temperature sensitive - their brooder has to be nice and warm for about six weeks until they can tolerate the natural climate.
Spring is the perfect time to hatch and raise baby chickens - it’s just a great season in general! The temperature is perfect, gardens spring back to life and animals of all kinds begin to chirp and grow again.
If you’re hatching through an incubator, make sure you get one with all the necessary features - otherwise incubating will be far more difficult than it needs to be. Our incubator comes with humidity and temperature alarms, an egg-turning function and more for a stress-free and successful hatching.