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My momma hen has 2 fertilized eggs one is 6 days old and the other is about 4-5 days old.

We live in Florida, tempts are 90's in the day and 70's at night. 

Do I need to make a brooder with heat lamp when the chicks arrive or will the FL. heat be enough?

 

Any advice for a newbie, preparing for the arrivals of 2 chicks in Fl? 

Thanks

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No need for a brooder - mother is a brooder.  I have had hens raise chicks in the middle of a NJ winter.  Keep an eye on things when the first chick hatches.  Frequently a hen will leave the nest within 24 to 36 hours after the first chick hatches.  This is why staggered hatches are not a good idea.

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