Forgot to introduce myself - I'm from North Idaho

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by beckgirl46, Jul 2, 2010.

  1. beckgirl46

    beckgirl46 Hatching

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    Jul 2, 2010
    Athol, ID
    I'm from North Idaho and need chickens that can take really cold temps. I keep my coop warm with a heat lamp and a warmer for my 5 gal. water can. Can I put fertilized eggs under two broody hens who are sitting TOGETHER on 15 or so eggs? They're my last remaining hens after a Gray Wolf took out my whole coop within 5 minutes with no sound. My 3 yorkies were barking at my sliding glass door is the only way I saw the WOLF. It had been 10 feet from my front door because I found my beautiful RR hen's feathers there. I now keep my hens Safer with wire and never let them out if I'm not going to be home.
     

  2. chick4chicks

    chick4chicks Songster

    Apr 6, 2008
    N.E. Pa.
    [​IMG] and [​IMG]. I guess it depends on your hens, some have trouble when they brood together, stolen eggs, hurt or killed chicks. I had 2 broody banty hens that did fine together, they shared custody of their eggs and chicks. Keep a watch on them if you keep them together at the first sign of trouble separate them. Good luck. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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