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best time to hatch eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chickensman97, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. Chickensman97

    Chickensman97 Out Of The Brooder

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    Im new to hatching baby chicks, so does anyone know when the best time to hatch would be? i live in CT and i don't know if it would be to cold out
     
  2. faykokoWV

    faykokoWV Mrs Fancy Plants Premium Member

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    I live in WV, so a little warmer here, Zone 6. You will need to keep them inside until they feather out. That varies depending on the breed, but usually 6-8 weeks. Then you can put them outside.

    I mention this because that is your guide. Think 6 weeks before its warm enough to put them outside. In your area I would think they could be outside by late April, early May. So count back - 6 weeks for feathering, 3 weeks for hatching. By my calculations you can start hatching in early March.

    You can hatch earlier if you're willing to keep them inside longer. I just hatched 5, I've learned that's about all I can handle in the house for any length of time.
     
  3. Chickensman97

    Chickensman97 Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks that was very helpful i wouldn't have ever thought of that:D
     

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