I'd love to join you, but I think I will just follow along for now.
For those of you in colder climates, what do you do with the chicks once they hatch? Do you raise them indoors? I have no problems hatching them indoors, but with numerous allergy and asthma sufferers in our household, there is no way we could tolerate raising chicks indoors. And, with outside temps here getting to -30 degree with the windchill, I'm not sure I would dare even keep chicks in the garage or well insulated barn. Any advice, or do I just need to wait until spring?
There is a method for outdoor brooding even in the cold but it takes some prep work. As long as you could power a heat source, having them in a garage or barn would be fine. You just need to keep them warm, dry, feed, and watered they can kinda be kept anywhere. As long as their area is warm it doesn't matter the temp outside.
Edited to add: WELCOME!
Edited by Saris - 11/30/15 at 7:36am