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Permaculture Chicken: Incubation Handbook by [Hess, Anna]
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"If you are considering incubating hatching eggs then this is the book for you!" --- Thunder

"Wished I had read this before my first try at incubation." --- V. Schafer

"Empowering!!" --- Emily K. Reusing

About the Author

Anna Hess dreamed about moving back to the land ever since her parents dragged her off their family farm at the age of eight. She worked as a field biologist and nonprofit organizer before acquiring fifty-eight acres and a husband, then quit her job to homestead full time. She admits that real farm life involves a lot more hard work than her childhood memories entailed, but the reality is much more fulfilling and she loves pigging out on sun-warmed strawberries and experimenting with no-till gardening, mushroom propagation, and chicken pasturing.

She also enjoys writing about the adventures, both on her blog at WaldenEffect.org, and in her books.  Her first paperback, The Weekend Homesteader, helped thousands of homesteaders-to-be find ways to fit their dreams into the hours leftover from a full-time job.  In addition, a heaping handful of ebooks on Amazon serve a similar purpose.

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  • File Size: 8676 KB
  • Print Length: 118 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Wetknee Books; First edition (November 25, 2013)
  • Publication Date: November 25, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007QF1UME
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #288,513 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This is not a bad book, but only three stars because it really is just okay. It could be much improved. My original review apparently didn't include enough information on what could be improved, so here is my more detailed review.

The author states in her book that her information is based on incubating only six or seven times. While the information is good for a beginner, the reader is left with some questions.

The author implies that in a wood heated home, due to temperature fluctuations, it is harder to hatch eggs. The author also states that during the winter time, fertility is reduced. However, I heat my home with wood, and have hatched chicks in the middle of winter with 100% success, and from older chickens, which according to the author, should not happen. This could have been due to my incubator, or many other factors. So if you want to try hatching eggs in winter, don't let the authors personal experience deter you. Just consider where your incubator is kept, such as away from drafts, enclosed room, etc.

In discussion on the cost of incubating your own chicks versus buying from a hatchery/local feed store, the author states that the cost of an electric incubator and energy efficient brooder is only $2 per month. However, she doesn't state how she calculated that number. Different incubators will draw different amounts of electricity, especially bigger sized incubators. And the only energy efficient brooder heater costs almost $80 to purchase (for the small one), versus a $10 heat lamp (which is more expensive to run but less expensive to initially purchase). So the cost of incubation will vary greatly, and I can only wish my electric bill would go up by only $2 a month.
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My first attempt at incubating was a dismal failure. I only hatched 6 of 19 eggs. Two of those had facial and beak deformities. This little ebook was so helpful and I was able to pinpoint - many - things I had done wrong. Best of all, she uses the same incubator and brooder I use. I highly recommend this book for the beginner like me.
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I loved the Incubation Handbook. Although frequently considering it, I have never tried to incubate eggs. After reading Incubation Handbook I feel both empowered and inspired. I now have a complete understanding of how to avoid the pitfalls and get the best hatch rate possible. The book was so through, while still being fun and easy to read! My takeaway was of the best kind: I can do it!
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Great read from a simple chicken keeper who loves her birds. This book has all the information you'll need to be successful in your hatching endeavors. Anna's personal experience and success is easy to read about. She does give some technical information, but not too much to be textbook-ish and boring. Good job!
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I don't have chickens - yet, but I've been searching online and own several books. This book covered, in my opinion, everything related to hatching chicks--good and bad.
The information was presented in an informal but knowledgable tone. The author related everything from her experience which lent the information credibility. I will be purchasing the other volumes in this series. I received this particular title as a freebie.
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I bought this book having incubated eggs maybe 6 times previously. Each time I've had searched the web or information especially about "helping" chicks out if they seem to be stalled. This book gave me a great explanation of how/why/when to do that, plus lots more.
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This book is packed with information about hatching your own eggs. It is great for the beginner. I like the fact that Ms Hess includes after care of your chicks. She also covers the difficult subject of doing away with chicks that are not going to make it. A very good book. And it was FREE from Amazon.com
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This was an ebook I I downloaded on my Kindle App on my iPad. The book was very informative in detailing all the dos and donts of incubating fowl for raising your own birds for food or for sale. Much detail was taken to explain from start to finish what steps Ned to be taken for success at incubating.
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