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Im new to hatching baby chicks, so does anyone know when the best time to hatch would be? i live in CT and i don't know if it would be to cold out

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I live in WV, so a little warmer here, Zone 6.  You will need to keep them inside until they feather out.  That varies depending on the breed, but usually 6-8 weeks. Then you can put them outside.

I mention this because that is your guide.  Think 6 weeks before its warm enough to put them outside. In your area I would think they could be outside by late April, early May.  So count back - 6 weeks for feathering, 3 weeks for hatching.  By my calculations you can start hatching in early March.

You can hatch earlier if you're willing to keep them inside longer.  I just hatched 5, I've learned that's about all I can handle in the house for any length of time.

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Barnevelders,Welsummers,Lavender Ameraucana,Bantam SilverDuckWing Wellsummers,Tomaru,Cream Legbar, BlueSlate Turkeys Midget Whites and Indian Runner Ducks. A husband well aware he is out numbered. NPIP Certified #WV 122   !

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thanks that was very helpful i wouldn't have ever thought of that:D

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