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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by lucyharper123, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. lucyharper123

    lucyharper123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    should you let a chicken hatch eggs in the winter ? [​IMG] and can chickens be inbread ? [​IMG] i think thats what was possibly wrong with my chicks ? :(
     
  2. dickhorstman

    dickhorstman Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    I hatch all winter. It takes a lot of extra care to keep the chicks warm and dry even when using broody hens. Yes,chickens can be inbred.
     
  3. XavCas

    XavCas Out Of The Brooder

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    Chickens can hatch in the winter, but they have to be kept warm and at the right temperature ( Best if left inside with the heat lamp ) . Chickens can be inbred as well, just not after a LONG period of time. After awile, they start getting deformities and what not.
     
  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    I've let hens hatch eggs and raise chicks in winter and we haven't had any problems. As long as the hens have a warm, dry place to sleep and raise her babies she'll be fine.
    Chickens can be inbred, yes. But don't do it too intensively and for too many generations. It will be good to get a new rooster in for breeding now and then.
     

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