How do you like your eggs? Imagine the enjoyment of waking up and preparing a delicious breakfast of omelettes, hard-boiled eggs and sunny side up - all without getting out of your pyjamas or leaving your house!
Keeping backyard chickens has always been a popular choice for many. Having a fresh supply of eggs on hand is one of the many reasons why hatching your own chickens or fowl is such a good idea. But that’s not the only reason why you should keep your own chickens. Below are more reasons why investing in an egg incubator is a great idea.
Why should you keep backyard chickens?
For one, pastured chickens are the gold standard of eggs – by keeping your own, you know exactly what they’re eating, so you can take comfort in knowing it’s 100% organic. Owning your own chickens also means you won’t only get nutritious, organic eggs full of Vitamin A, Beta Carotene, and less saturated fat, but you know they are cruelty-free. Another benefit is that chicken manure is actually a great fertiliser for your garden. On that note, chickens also pretty much eat any bug including slugs, ticks and grasshoppers. So ditch the pesticides and embrace your new, natural bug killer.
What kind of egg incubator should I buy?
Before you buy your egg incubator, you need to ask yourself, “How much care can I afford to give my eggs?” An incubator is a machine that artificially keeps the eggs and the right temperature and humidity until they hatch. There are a few different models, such as manual, semi-automatic and fully automated. If you can tend to your eggs all day, then a manual incubator is ideal. However, if you work full-time then an automated egg incubator will work better for you.