Anyone have chicks hatch after your broody let them get cold???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by PamB, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. PamB

    PamB Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 20, 2010
    Dayville, CT
    I have FIVE broodies, so you'd THINK they could keep four eggs warm. A few times I have checked on them and they are not sitting on an egg and it is cold. [​IMG] I put the eggs back under them but I'm wondering if it is even possible for them to hatch now.
     
  2. Barred Rocks forever

    Barred Rocks forever Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 9, 2009
    maryland
    its always possible what day are they on ?
     
  3. PamB

    PamB Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 20, 2010
    Dayville, CT
    Day 13
     
  4. Barred Rocks forever

    Barred Rocks forever Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 9, 2009
    maryland
    yeah possibly ive had hens hatch chicks in dead winter of course i didn't let them out in the snow though
     
  5. clhbubba

    clhbubba Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Central Oklahoma
    On two separate occasions we had turkey hens sitting, right next to our house. You would hope they would be safe, but they weren't. They both got killed and hauled off by something, leaving the nest full of eggs. On both occasions we found the eggs in the morning cold. Once they went under a broody hen, once we threw them into a cold incubator. Both times we got great hatches. Good luck.
     

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