Caring for Chicks from the Hatchery to Home with Kelsey Spotts and Rich and Marion Patterson ☆ Sponsored by Hoover's Hatchery


Here is a list of what you will find in the workshop:

  • A 22-minute video by Kelsey Spotts and Rich and Marion Patterson of Hoover's Hatchery.
  • A special offer from Hoover's Hatchery.
  • A special offer from Manna Pro.

Learn what to do in the first 48 hours of receiving your chicks, and what's needed in a chicken coop. This workshop is sponsored by Hoover's Hatchery.

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Hatching & Brooding Your Own Chicks

If you want to incubate, hatch and brood chicks yourself, rather than buying them from a hatchery, this is the guide you need. Poultry authority Gail Damerow explains exactly how to hatch healthy baby chickens, ducklings, goslings, turkey poults and guinea keets, addressing everything from selecting a breed and choosing the best incubator to ensuring proper setup and sanitary conditions, understanding embryo development, and feeding and caring for newborn chicks in a brooder.

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About Rich and Marion Patterson


Rich and Marion Patterson are chicken experts. They live in Cedar Rapids Iowa and are great partners of ours. They help us with blog writing and monthly Facebook live videos. Marion is a retired school teacher that currently teaches a course at Kirkwood Community College and Rich served as the director of Indian Creek Conservation center from 1978-2014 where he developed the urban chicken program. They currently own a business called Winding Pathways. Winding Pathways is a website and consulting business that encourages people to create wonderous yards, where that yard is an expansive acreage or a suburban lot. Rich and Marion will take the next few minutes to teach us how to set up a brooder and what is needed to start raising baby chicks.

About Kelsey Spotts


Kelsey Spotts is the Marketing Manager at Hoover’s Hatchery in Rudd, Iowa. She has a degree in Agricultural Communications with a focus on Animal Science from Iowa State University. After graduating from Iowa State she served as a 4-H County Agent for four years where she helped increase participation in their poultry project area. At Hoover’s she manages all marketing efforts including blogs, educational materials, and social media.

This workshop video is sponsored by:


Hoovers Hatchery's standard for excellence and tenacity to deliver on their promise is unmatched. Their high standard of delivering on their promise is trusted by customers and farm stores nationwide. Join them, and become a member of the Hoover’s family.

Use promotion code ONLINEFAIR20 to get 20% off any Hoover's Hatchery merchandise. Good through 9/1/2020

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At Manna Pro®, we believe in Nurturing Life™. Since 1985 with roots dating back to 1842, Manna Pro has been committed to providing high-quality, nutritionally wholesome feeds, supplements and treats to your flock at every stage of their lives. As a company comprised of animal lovers we understand the desire to provide your flock with the very best. Our passion is happy, healthy pets and we are your trusted partner to provide just that.

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