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Monday, February 23

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    The Hatching Science brooding kit materials were thoroughly researched and approved because of their ease of use and high customer satisfaction ratings. However, there are many, many ways to be successful in hatching chicks and any individual who wants to try different materials is encouraged to do so as long as he or she has researched and tested everything thoroughly beforehand.
    Here is a list of what was included in each "Hatching Science" brooding kit, as well as links to purchasing sources and additional information when necessary.
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    Brooder Box
    Almost anything that will keep chicks contained and isolate heat will work as a brooder box. For the grant, we used semi-transparent plastic tubs which kit materials can be packed into and stored away, 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.
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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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Friday, February 13

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    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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Thursday, February 12

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    Resources presented at the 2015 Hatching Science workshop
    Have a question not answered on this wiki? Check out the BackyardChicken's.com Learning Center for detailed and thorough information.
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