Our smallholding is nestled into the idyllic countryside of south east Cornwall just 1 mile from the market town of Liskeard.
We keep and breed rare breed chickens, ducks, geese and pigs,helping rare breeds keep going is our passion.
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11 Aug, 2011
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Incubating and Hatching
IncubatorBefore you start to incubate, be sure that the incubator is working properly, you have read the instructions, and, understand how to operate it. After testing the incubator it's important to keep the eggs in a controlled environment for the incubation period (21 days for chickens, 28 days for ducks). This will ensure a successful and healthy hatch. The temperature, humidity and ventilation have to be carefully controlled. To control the environment keep the incubator in a room whic...
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See our guide on incubation and rearing for general incubator set up. In addition to the general guidelines the following has been added specifically for West of England GeeseGoose IncubationGoose eggs need extra care and the following advice works very well with West of England geese. The information in the general Incubation and rearing guide still applies, but make the following changes.Set the incubator at 37.2° CDo not turn the eggs for the first 24hrsAt day 5 remove the eggs from the in...