Basic Procedures to Make the Best of Incubation Hatching
The thing to remember when you’re trying your hand at incubation hatching is that you’re dealing with very young and delicate creatures. Eggs may look like blank shells, but each is a baby creature that requires careful nurturing if it is to remain healthy, and indeed, even to survive. Too many people who try their hands at incubation hatching don’t realize this simple fact. Of course, there are certain procedures that need to be followed, but the fact remains that a person who is interested in incubation hatching, and who attempts it, must genuinely care for the young creatures, or it becomes likely that his or her efforts will go badly.
Hygiene is crucially important in the whole process of incubation hatching. Another thing that you must know is that it is necessary to turn the eggs carefully and regularly while they’re in the incubator. This is crucial to ensure that one side of the eggs is not heated more than the other, causing damage to the little organisms within them. But what many people don’t realize is that hygiene is crucially important when handling the eggs. Not that the eggs are in any danger from you, at least not unless you knock them over. However, if you handle the eggs with dirty hands, the young chicks that ultimately hatch out of the eggs may contract some disease or infection from the egg shells.
And once one bird gets sick, disease can spread through the entire brood like wild fire. Before you know it, your entire breeding stock will be gone. This gives you an idea of how careful you need to be in caring for the eggs and the young chicks. A moment of carelessness in handling the eggs with dirty hands could lead to wide spread disease among your livestock later on.
Its care like this that ensures that all the eggs in your hatchery are successfully incubated to maturity, and also that most of the hatchlings survives successfully. The hatchery owner who takes great care over ensuring that the eggs are well turned two times daily, thus making sure that they properly absorb heat from the environment of the incubator. A careful owner will check temperature and humidity levels inside the incubator several times a day as well. Be especially careful that there is the very minimum of variance in these two parameters, because a variance here when incubation hatching could mean extinction for your brood.