broody hen too cold???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kasey08, Dec 20, 2010.

  1. kasey08

    kasey08 Aunt Kasey's Farm

    Mar 29, 2010
    Scottsboro, AL
    is it to cold for a hen to hatch? its already been in the teens(degrees F) in Alabama. so do you think it will be fine? she is a really good broody i just dont want the chicks to freeze
  2. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

    Sep 20, 2009
    Pride, La.
    I've had one sitting on eggs since Dec 4th. She's had no problems with the cold. I also asked the question about putting a heat lamp after there hatched and was advised against it since they say the broody keeps the chicks nice and toasty!!
  3. barefoottrims

    barefoottrims Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 20, 2010
    if you feel that she is cold take a portable heater and set it at the lowest temp setting all you need to do is keep the air around her above freezing I have one with a thermostat that goes down to 60 I use that in the coop and you only really have to worry is if the wind is blowing on her chickens already come with a feather jacket

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