Poultry club learns about eggs

WELLINGTON COUNTY – In our first meeting of the 4-H Poultry Club, we learned about how the chickens mate and how chicks grow inside the egg.

We also learned how to incubate the eggs. We learned to keep the incubator at 99.5ºF and 40 – 50 percent humidity at all times. If the temperature or humidity is only a little bit over or under what it’s supposed to be, the chick will die.

Everyone will have fertilized eggs or chicks to take care of as a 4-H project. We also learned that the ISA Brown breed of chicken is the most widely used in large poultry egg farms.

This year for 4-H we will be on a video call by Zoom because of COVID-19.

Press reporter Massimo Miners