A good time in the spring to hatch out

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Jennyhaschicks, Dec 29, 2008.

  1. Jennyhaschicks

    Jennyhaschicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2008
    Maine
    We are in Maine. I am getting the fever, but I don't want to hatch out any chicks quite yet.
    When do you New Englanders hatch chicks?
    I am thinking about putting them in the bator around the beginning of February. Then I would keep them inside for 8-10 weeks. I have a brooder set up in my chicken coop where they would be kept warm after that.
    So when you are all doing the bator thing?
     
  2. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    I'm in NH and hoping to hatch more this spring (having a baby in a few weeks so we will see what happens, I HOPE I CAN!!!!)

    I was thinking about starting in middle of Feb, the chicks would hatch the first week in March and they could go out in in April/May.

    Thats what I would do. Good luck !!
     
  3. Jennyhaschicks

    Jennyhaschicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2008
    Maine
    [​IMG] Come on February. [​IMG]
    Good luck swtangel in the upcoming weeks. Good luck hatching out in the spring as well.
     
  4. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    Thanks [​IMG] What are you planning on hatching ?
     
  5. Jennyhaschicks

    Jennyhaschicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2008
    Maine
    Quote:Well. I am planning on hatching some Mille Fleur d uccles. They are my new babies. (well they are not babies)
    Maybe a few silkies
    Most likely some cross breeds too. I have barred rock hens, a white leghorn hen.
    My roo is a RIR.
    I also have a couple buff orp roos. One of these guys needs to go soon though.

    What are you planning on hatching?
     
  6. Malbri

    Malbri Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Jan 10, 2008
    Bowdoin
    Do you really want chickens in your house for 8 weeks? I almost went nuts after 2!
     
  7. BeardedChick

    BeardedChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Do you really want chickens in your house for 8 weeks?

    5-6 weeks is about all I can stand! I guess the question is how many chicks???​
     
  8. Solsken Farm

    Solsken Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jenny, I just put my incubator away. :lol I put my 6 weekers out a few days ago. They are doing great in a covered makeshift coop I made inside a horsestall. So far I have one heated 250 watt bulb in there and it is staying about 60 degrees away from the light.

    I would put them in Feb 1, keep them in the house for one month or so and put them out in a covered set up in your coop at the end of March. That should work out fine, as long as you can keep the area heated to a reasonable level, like 70 or so.

    So order your eggs and get going.

    I am in central Maine and an enabler.[​IMG]
     
  9. Jennyhaschicks

    Jennyhaschicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2008
    Maine
    Quote:Yah, I don't mind.
     
  10. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    Quote:Well. I am planning on hatching some Mille Fleur d uccles. They are my new babies. (well they are not babies)
    Maybe a few silkies
    Most likely some cross breeds too. I have barred rock hens, a white leghorn hen.
    My roo is a RIR.
    I also have a couple buff orp roos. One of these guys needs to go soon though.

    What are you planning on hatching?

    I have a flock of silkies and BR's. Might try a few EE/BR mixes to see how many of them lay blue eggs.
     

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