Cold Weather Hatch

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by boots235, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. boots235

    boots235 New Egg

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    Jun 20, 2008
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    We are experiencing unusually cold weather here in central Florida. It is 9 am and the temp is 28 degrees. A batch of eggs began hatching yesterday. The nest box is separate from the main box. It is "portable" and so I brought it in the house last night and put it on the dining room table...hen and all ! 3 eggs have hatched so far out of 7. My question....can baby chicks be out in cold weather? It seems to be so important to keep them under a heat lamp!
    Thanks.
    Jim
     
  2. mulia24

    mulia24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    usually the babies will be fine since momma hen body can afford *constant* heat to protect the babies from cold.

    why don't you put heat lamp near momma hen if you're afraid of her inability to keep the babies warm. it will help to keep the temp warm.

    28 deg in what? C or F? if C it's not so cold. but if in F, wew, it's really cold. [​IMG]
     
  3. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Let her take care of her young-uns. She'll keep them warm, & warmer weather is almost here.
     

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