A reason not to hatch this time of year!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Katy, Jan 3, 2008.

  1. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I have decided a reason not to hatch eggs this time of year is feed consumption!! The chicks I have hatched in the last 6 weeks or so are eating waaaaay more than warmer weather chicks.
  2. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    oh boy. To late I hatched them already. Oh well. There cuteness makes up for it [​IMG]
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    I know-they all eat lots more in winter!
  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I should have thought about it...my hens and ducks eat way more in the winter than in warm weather........Those cute little fuzzy butts blinded me from thinking down the road I guess. Plus it's been a long time since I've had this many at one time and never at this time of year!! The end of the month most of the little roos will be going to the local poultry auction, so that will help. I still can't wait till the end of february when I start in hatching again!!! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2008

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