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Thank you for watching the Chick Cam hosted by Colorado State University Extension in Douglas County. On March 7th we placed a 18 eggs in an incubator in anticipation of live-stream hatching 21 days later between March 27-29th. After candling the eggs on March 16th, 15 were viable and have remained in the incubator. A successful hatch is typically around 60%. We hatched 10 chicks and are keeping an eye out for late hatchers. Please email your stories about the Chick Cam to Katie.Dunker@colostate.edu Thanks for watching!

The fertilized eggs come from a local farmer in Douglas County who raises chickens for egg production in a cage-free, farm setting. The breeds are mixed and include: Ameraucana, Barred Rock, Rhode Island Red, Buff Orpington, Gray, Black, White, and Marans. These chicks once 3-5 days old will go back to the local farm they came from.

Additional Resources

Backyard Chickens: The Basics
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Considerations for Raising Chickens on your Property (Recorded Webinar)
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Home Produced Chicken Eggs
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Poultry Equipment & Housing Plans
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Small Acreage Management: Animals Webpage & Information
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Raising Chickens in Urban Environments: Oregon State Extension Service (Oregon State University)
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Living on the Land: Backyard Chicken Coop Design (Oregon State University)
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Are you a DCSD volunteer or teacher working with chickens at your local school? CSU Extension is offering a workshop specifically on Schoolyard Chickens on Saturday, April 28th from 8:30AM-Noon. Contact Katie.Dunker@colostate.edu to learn more.