Looking for a great science lesson for your homeschooling family? Learn how you can hatch chicken eggs at home to raise your own flock of chickens. Thank you to Brinsea for sponsoring this post.
We've had a few flocks of chickens over the years. Although we haven't yet tried to hatch chicken eggs at home, it's a really great experience to raise chickens from the time they're chicks. I've found the chickens we have raised as chicks are more trusting and affectionate than the ones we've gotten as pullets.
If you're considering a flock of chickens for your family, I highly recommend raising them from the time they're chicks. You'll have a much better experience, especially if you have young children.
The next time we get a new flock of chickens, I'd love to actually hatch the eggs. DIY chicken egg hatching has become easier than ever, with new technology.
Hatch Chicken Eggs with Brinsea
Brinsea is a reputable company that specializes in incubation, so you can hatch your own baby chicks! Whether you want to hatch a small flock or a large flock, they have the tools you need to get started.
Their new Mini II is designed for small-scale hatching, so it's perfect for families that want to start hatching chicken eggs for a small flock or start an urban farm.
You can incubate 7-10 eggs at a time in the Mini II, depending upon the configuration you choose. This egg incubator is perfect for beginners because it monitors all the factors of DIY egg hatching, which include humidity and temperature.
If you want to hatch more eggs, the Maxi II incubator would be a great choice for you. With the Maxi II, you can incubate 14-30 eggs at a time, depending upon the configuration, with all of the same great features as the Mini II.
Both of these incubators are durable and easy to clean as well since they're made from injection molded high grade ABS plastic. The plastic incorporates Biomaster antimicrobial additives that are proven to reduce bacterial growth by 99.99%. Not to worry, these additives are 100% safe for eggs, chicks and humans.
As a homeschooling family, I love how the incubator cabinets are clear. This allows your children to watch the process each day and document the egg hatching process accurately. Next time we start a flock, it will definitely make for a great homeschooling project.
Not only can they document what the eggs look like each day, they can study and record temperatures, humidity and more. You can incorporate science, math, English and more all into one lesson. There's so much to learn!
In addition to allowing you to hatch chicken eggs, you can also hatch duck eggs, pheasant eggs and quail eggs in both the Mini II and Maxi II incubators. We've never raised any of these other birds, but I think it would be fun to try someday.
If you already have a thriving flock of chickens, Brinsea also offers other accessories for raising chickens like Chick Brooders, Chicken Coop Door Openers, Consumables, Intensive Care Units and more.
Whether you're looking to hatch chicken eggs, or need supplies for your growing flock, be sure to check out Brinsea to see how they can help you.