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

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    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

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    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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