Broody hen in the winter?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by PrinceSandwich, Oct 6, 2010.

  1. PrinceSandwich

    PrinceSandwich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can a broody successfully raise her chicks in the fall/winter? I had a hen hatched some chicks recently and I'm wondering if I should take the babies or leave them with their mother.
     
  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Leave 'em with mom.
     
  3. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The hen will keep them warm enough. My Brahma raised her chicks through thick frosts last Spring with no problems at all.

    Sandie
     

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