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How to Incubate and Hatch Your Noiler Chicks At Home.

How to Incubate and Hatch Your Noiler Chicks At Home.

To Incubate and hatch your Noiler chicks yourself is one of the most wonderful opportunities you have, to witness the miracle of life right before your eyes.


Achieving this great feat brings with it a lot of joy and relief that you can achieve more greater things in your farming experience.


The process of incubating and hatching your Noiler chicks comes with a lot of meticulous and calculated planning from getting a healthy, vibrant parent stock devoid of any diseases or deformities to selecting a good incubating machine that will deliver a good job.


Have you ever seen a hen and her baby chicks feeding scavenging at the same time protecting her baby chicks from predators.

naturally hatch chicks

naturally hatch chicks


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Incubating and hatching your Noiler eggs at home is a wonderful experience that comes with more advantages:
  • Most especially when you have kids around, they will see how life emanates from everyday ordinary eggs they are used to eating.


  • Eliminating stress and exhaustion coursed by a prolong journey, as day-old chicks are shipped from far distance hatchery.


  • Eliminating dubious middlemen and dealers that short change your day old chicks i.e. replacing white cockerel for broilers.


  • Chicks from poor and diseased parent stocks.


  • Poorly vaccinated chicks.


  • This time around you are in charge of the destiny of your baby chicks.


  • You have the privileged of selecting the best and the most healthy parent stock to produce your fertilized eggs for you, which will off course translate to healthy day-old chicks.


  • Incubating and hatching your Noiler eggs, when done correctly could give birth to a new business opportunity and another good source of income for your family.
matured noiler rooster and hen

matured noiler rooster and hen


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Getting A Good and Simple Incubator for A Start

The size of your farm and what you intend to achieve with incubating and hatching your Noiler chicks yourself will determine the type and capacity of your egg incubator.


There are two major types of incubators available:

  • Forced-air: Forced-air incubators have fans that provide internal air circulation for even temperature distribution.


  • And still-air incubators: The still-air incubators are usually small without fans for air circulation. Air exchange is attained by the rise and escape of warm, stale air and the entry of cooler fresh air near the base of the incubator.


It is best to fully read and understand the manufacturer’s instructional manual and know what is best for your hatching project.

incubation and hatching noiler chicks

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Where to Source For Your Fertilized Eggs In order to Incubate and Hatch Your Noiler Chicks

Our first attempt at incubating and hatching Noiler eggs was a colossal failure less than 5% success rate. The major reason was the source of our eggs.


We just ask a neighbor that knows a farmer that keeps Noiler chicks to assist us to get some eggs for incubation.

fresh noiler eggs

Fresh neat noiler eggs

Without putting the following important points into consideration:
  • How healthy is the breeder’s stock? Are they disease-free?


  • Are the birds stressed, are they been fed a breeders diet?


  • Finding out whether the farmer practices inbreeding which is highly detrimental to the quality of the offspring.


  • Are the Noiler eggs meant for incubation and hatching really good and fertile?


  • How well, and how long are the eggs been stored before collecting them for incubation, for good and optimal result, eggs should not stay longer than 7 days. After 7 days their hatchability declines.


  • Eggs that are meant for incubation are supposed to be turned at least once a day, usually stored at normal room temperature. The eggs are stored with the small end pointed downward.
newly hatch chicks in incubate and hatch noiler chicks

newly hatch chicks

By the time we try incubating and hatching our Noiler eggs for the second time, we had well over 80% success rate the reason was not farfetched.
  • We got the fertilized eggs from our farm.


  • We store and select the eggs for incubation ourselves.


When caring and selecting Noiler eggs for incubation and hatching the following are very important points to consider:

  • Avoid the use of dirty eggs by providing a good, clean, and conducive nest for your hens to lay their eggs. I don’t recommend washing your eggs for incubation. By washing, you are exposing the shell to disease-causing organisms that could penetrate through the pores of the shell. Every egg has a natural protective coat on it.


  • Never use eggs with deformities or eggs that have cracks or thin shells.


  • Use only well-formed eggs with regular shape, never use eggs with double yoke.


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naturally hatch chicks in nature

Naturally hatch chicks in nature

The Incubation Process

Your incubator should be placed in a well-ventilated room, away from direct sun rays or any source or form of heat other than the heat emanating from the incubator itself.


Providing an alternative source of power supply as plan B will ensure your success rate as explained in the picture below. Except you are using locally fabricated incubators that use kerosene or gas as an energy source.


Having a prolong power outage can frustrate and jeopardize your effort greatly.


Using a good automatic incubator will save you a lot of hassle of needing to turn the eggs 4 to 6 times daily.


If you are using a still air incubator or a locally fabricated incubator you have to be turning the eggs manually 3 to 5 times daily.


For a good hatchability rate, you may need to get a good thermometer and a hygrometer to check the amount of water vapor or moisture in the air.


An automatic incubator does the work of turning the eggs for you. Fully understanding how to operate your incubator will help in having a high hatchability rate.


Setting your relative humidity and the temperature appropriately will have a positive  influence on your success rate.

new hatch baby chicks in the incubator

Newly hatch baby chicks still in the incubator

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Setting up the Incubator

For optimal result, your relative humidity should not be less than 50% between 60 – 65% up to day 18 you can increase it to 70% for good hatchability.


Monitor it periodically so that it should not be less than 50%.


You can candle your eggs after day 7 to 10 to know whether it has a developing embryo inside the eggs, this will help in eliminating the bad eggs.


At day 18 the eggs should be removed from the rack and place on the tray or floor of the incubator, turning of the eggs is no longer required, afterwards, the incubator should not be open again.

When hatching and incubating your Noiler chicks, do not open the cover, move the incubator or shake it, this is a very critical period.

This may cause temperature fluctuations which will affect your hatch rates because hatching will commence by day 21 if all conditions are met.


For the temperature 37.5 -38.0 0C is ok. It should not exceed 38.0 0C from day 18 you can slightly reduce it to around 37.4 0C since the chicks are already formed.

simple incubator setup

Simple incubator setup, with a power surge protector, battery, and its charger to serve as backup in case of power cuts.

In Conclusion

Well-formed chick will normally hatch on his own without any external help, the first chick that hatch will also encourage others to hatch.


Chicks can be allowed to stay in the incubator for up to 48 to 72 hours to fully get dried before transferring them to the brooding house.


The major bottlenecks bedeviling the incubation and hatching process, especially in sub Saharan Africa  are poor electricity supply and accessing quality and healthy fertile eggs.


The art of incubating and hatching your Noiler chicks is a highly rewarding and fulfilling experience for you and your entire family.


Hearing the first chick make the first peeping sound in the incubator for the first time, is like overcoming your fear, and achieving an impossible task, it comes with a great sense of accomplishment and joy.


Everybody in the family will be thrilled and happy that incubating and hatching Noiler eggs is really possible.


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