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  1. page Incubators edited ... The following sites sell quality incubators: Amazon (search egg incubator) Avian Web Brin…
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    The following sites sell quality incubators:
    Amazon (search egg incubator)
    Avian Web
    Brinsea
    This Brinsea MiniEco advanced is a very basic but highly effective dome-style incubator that allows students to see inside from all the way around. This incubator is highly recommended for classroom hatching projects when using 18-day eggs from Thanksgiving Point. For hatching projects that are using day-old eggs, a more advanced incubator with a built-in egg turning system is recommended.
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  2. page Hatching Science Workshop Information edited ... The Brinsea Mini Advance is an excellent choice for 21 day eggs because it is a basic, afforda…
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    The Brinsea Mini Advance is an excellent choice for 21 day eggs because it is a basic, affordable but very reliable model. It can handle up to 7 eggs at once. Please note: if you get an incubator without a turner and you are going to be incubating eggs for the full 21-day time period, remember that you will have to hand turn the eggs at least three times a day. Incubators are available through many sources and the prices tends to change based on season (spring is more expensive) so be sure to shop early and check many sources.
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    Clamp lamp frame
    Any light that produces adequate heat will work as a brooder light. Some instructions recommend that only 250 watt lamps and bulbs be used, but on the small scale that most classroom teachers will be operating at, THIS IS BAD ADVICE. 250 watt lamps/bulbs are extremely hot and will probably cook your chicks instead of keeping them warm unless they are placed at a great distance from the chicks. Any type of lamp will work as long as it produces enough heat, and you can check this by turning the lamp on in a safe place and shining it onto a thermometer for several hours. If the thermometer reads between anything OVER 90 degrees you are good, you will just have to adjust the distance to reach the correct temperature. If it is colder, you will probably need a stronger heat source. In this kit, we used simple, versatile Bayco clamp lamps from Amazon.com.
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  3. page Hatching Science Workshop Information edited ... but that will also offer students a view of what the chicks are doing inside. This is an inexp…
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    but that will also offer students a view of what the chicks are doing inside. This is an inexpensive option that can be picked up for only a few dollars at any hardware or home-goods store. Also included in the kit was a piece of wire screen that can be placed over the top of the box or cut down to fit a square insert in the top of the box lid, as seen in the picture to the right. As long as the chicks are warm, happy, and given plenty of air, the choice of how to use the brooders is wide open.
    Clamp lamp frame
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    from Amazon.com. Please see this link for a short tutorial on putting the lamp together.
    Red heat lamp bulb
    Truly, any color of bulb is fine as long as the bulb produces enough, but NOT TOO MUCH, heat. It has been said that red bulbs reduce the amount that chicks peck at each other, but on a small-scale this is pretty much a non-issue. Regardless, for our kit we selected Fluker's Red 100 Watt Heat bulbs from Amazon.com, but these are also available at a good price from PetStore.com.
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  4. page home edited ... Welcome to the Hatching Science Wiki! Welcome to the Hatching Science Wiki!-Frequently Asked …
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    Welcome to the Hatching Science Wiki!
    Welcome to the Hatching Science Wiki!-Frequently Asked Questions Concerning Chicken Embryology and Egg LoreWelcome to the Hatching Science Wiki!-Frequently Asked Questions Concerning Chicken Embryology and Egg LoreFrequently Asked Questions Concerning Chicken Embryology and Egg Lore
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    Welcome to the Hatching Science Wiki!-Frequently Asked Questions Concerning Chicken Embryology and Egg Lore--Buying Grocery Store EggsWelcome to the Hatching Science Wiki!-Frequently Asked Questions Concerning Chicken Embryology and Egg Lore--Buying Grocery Store EggsBuying Grocery Store Eggs
    Welcome to the Hatching Science Wiki!-Frequently Asked Questions Concerning Chicken Embryology and Egg Lore--What Determines Egg Size and Color?Welcome to the Hatching Science Wiki!-Frequently Asked Questions Concerning Chicken Embryology and Egg Lore--What Determines Egg Size and Color?What Determines Egg Size and Color?
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  5. page Curriculum Resources edited The following links are excellent resources for integrating chick hatching/embryology projects into…
    The following links are excellent resources for integrating chick hatching/embryology projects into your classroom curriculum.
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    in the Classroom, search keyword chickClassroom
    Chickscope
    4-H Virtual Farm (Poultry)
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  6. page Sanitation Concerns edited ... sanitationconcernsSanitation concerns {Cuci_tangan_pakai_sabun.jpg} Are chicks safe to hatch…
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    Are chicks safe to hatch and handle in classroom settings?
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    hatching projects:
    Chicks
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    x-Assessing Chick Healthx-Assessing Chick HealthassessingchickhealthAssessing Chick Health
    What if an egg doesn't hatch?
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