Forgot to introduce myself - I'm from North Idaho

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

  1. beckgirl46

    beckgirl46 Hatching

    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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