Watch this amazing video of the development of a chicken embryo.
Understanding Chicks Behavior in the Brooder
A handy chart to determine the comfort level of your chicks by how they behave in the brooder.
Chicken Breeds with Broody Tendencies
If you are only interested in egg production than you may not want to purchase chicks that have broody tendencies. Broody hens can be troublesome, so if your not looking for a mother hen, here are the breeds you may want to avoid.
Standard Size Breeds
- Buff Rocks
- Buff Orpingtons
- Dark Cornish
- Light Brahmas
- Cuckoo Marans
- Buff Brahmas
- Cochin Bantams
- Cornish Bantams