broody silkie

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bigpapa69, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. bigpapa69

    bigpapa69 Out Of The Brooder

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    can i put eggs under this time of year with it still being realy cold out would it still work or should i wait till its warmer out got 2 that go broody alot
     
  2. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My two broody silkies hatched their babies during our coldest weather, it was 15 degrees. You will need heat lamp after they hatch.
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Determined broody hens can successfully hatch chicks any time of year. The problem in cold weather broods lies in the raising. I have had mixed luck with allowing hens to raise winter broods unless I was able to provide supplemental heating.
     
  4. bigpapa69

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    ok thanks
     

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