So, you have some hens and now you want more! You can buy them from a hatchery, a local breeder (such as our Chickens for Sale) or you can hatch the chicks yourself. If you are interested in hatching your own chicks you will need to know what chick hatching supplies to get.
Essential Chick Hatching Supplies:
First, you will need hens (this is the most obvious component).
You will not get any fertile eggs without a rooster. So, since we are trying to hatch chicks, you will also need a rooster.
You don’t need one rooster per hen. You can have several hens per one rooster. Some people suggest up to 8. I have seen some suggestions that you can have an even larger ratio of hens to roosters.