Chicks in winter?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ChickyBoy417, Aug 20, 2012.

  1. ChickyBoy417

    ChickyBoy417 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 12, 2012
    Does anyone have any experience in hatching chicks in winter? But here's the exception, i'm talking about letting a hen hatch her own eggs. Will she keep it warm as a chick in the winter?
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    It's nearing end of winter in SA now and I had 2 hens hatch out chicks about 2 months ago when it was freezing. Especially at night. They kept the chicks warm enough, even when sleeping outside. Some mornings I had to go out and break the ice in their water bowls and the chicks were running around, ducking under mom now and then for a warm up. They al grew fine and we had no problems.

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