Chicken Essentials

Incubation and Hatching

Farm Innovators Circulated Air Incubator

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Thermometer/Hygrometer (don’t trust the one built in to your incubator)

The incubator I wish I had: Brinsea Octagon 20 Advance

 

 

Brinsea

 

 

 

 

 

shelfLiner

 

 

 

Rubber Shelf Liner (put under the eggs at lockdown so that chicks have an easier time walking and you have an easier time cleaning the incubator afterward).

 

Brinsea Eco-Glow Brooder 

Chick Supplies

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Heat Lamp + Bulb

 

 

 

 

FeederBase

 

Miller Galvanized Feeder Base

Feeder and Waterer set

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Feather Duster (chicks like to snuggle underneath these in the brooder as they would a mother hen.) feather_duster

Pine Shavings (I use these both in the brooder and in the coop/nest boxes)

 

 

 

 

Food and Water

Little Giant Galvanized Hanging Feeder  hangingFeeder

 

 

 

Little Giant 3-gallon Waterer waterer

 

Diatomaceous Earth (mix a little with your chicken feed to prevent parasites, or sprinkle around your plants to deter crawling insects.)

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First Aid

Neosporin (original only – NEVER use the kind with topical pain relievers on a chicken)

neosporin

Blu-Kote (put on wounds to prevent infection and keep other birds from picking at it.)

blu-kote

 

 

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