Really? Last year was my first incubating, and some of my best hatch rates ever were of cuckoo marans in January and February. They were first year layers, and my lowest rate in 3 hatches those months was 87%. I'm hoping my AMs can pull off the same this year. 8 pullets have just started laying, and hopefully I can get 2 dozen eggs within a week sometime in January. As soon as I can, I will set a batch and
I think you should be ok! I just hatched in November and Washington state is much colder then where you are at. Your hatch rate might be a little lower but should get some chicks.