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Chicks in winter?

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Does anyone have any experience in hatching chicks in winter? But here's the exception, i'm talking about letting a hen hatch her own eggs. Will she keep it warm as a chick in the winter?

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It's nearing end of winter in SA now and I had 2 hens hatch out chicks about 2 months ago when it was freezing. Especially at night. They kept the chicks warm enough, even when sleeping outside. Some mornings I had to go out and break the ice in their water bowls and the chicks were running around, ducking under mom now and then for a warm up. They al grew fine and we had no problems.

 

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“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” 

 

~ Shel Silverstein
 

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