Longedge incubation services
Here at Longedge Poultry, we offer professional hatches for Home Poultry Keepers and for those who have had difficulty in maintaining hatches themselves.
We pride ourselves on maintaining high standards and are registered with the Dept. for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and are members of the Dorking Club UK.
One of the problems which many of our customers have is not fully understanding the hatching process, or using inadequate incubation equipment. At Longedge Poultry we have invested greatly in our hatching process and use several different sized incubators. Our main incubator is a Curfew which can handle up to 190 eggs a time. We do limit batches to 100 eggs per week so our dedicated Chicktec Hatcher is not overloaded . We also have smaller incubators for smaller batches, all of which have an uninterruptable power supply.
Many Home Poultry Keepers simply can’t afford to fork out a several hundred pound on equipment and accessories which they may only use once per year, which is why we offer a first class incubation service. For a fraction of the cost you can get all of your eggs hatched and ensure that the early stage of the chicks life is handled by true professionals until the chicks are ready to go home.
During the hatching phase, we will only intervene when necessary. Once the chicks are hatched you can pick them up with in 48 hours or, for a small fee, we will hold the chicks for up to seven days, checking regularly for splayed legs, curled toes and pasty bottoms and start them eating and drinking on good quality organic chick feed.
Longedge Poultry stocks medication for the treatment of Coccidiosis.
On collection, you can buy or rent our heat plates and brooders to ensure that the chicks are warm and cosy when they return home.
day 1 – 18
The eggs are kept in the temperature and humidity controlled self-turning incubator.
Eggs are checked by candling to ensure they are fertile.
The humidity is raised and eggs are placed into lockdown until hatched.
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