hatch eggs in november no incubator? (chicago)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chadchicago, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. chadchicago

    chadchicago Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my hens was in a separate pen with the rooster. A week ago she got all broody and started sitting on about 5 or 6 of her eggs. I haven't touched her just to see what she would do.

    Is it possible that she could incubate and hatch these, even if it is getting chilly at night (35-45 F)?

    If the eggs hatch and I don't notice for a few hours (like if they hatch at night), will the chicks stay under her and survive or will they all die?
     
  2. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    She should be able to keep them warm enough to incubate and they should stay under mom once they hatch. I would probably hang a light out there if they hatch though, just in case.
     

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