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Chicks in winter?

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

  1. ChickyBoy417

    ChickyBoy417 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    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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