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

    Sep 13, 2007
    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

    Sep 10, 2008
    Lakeland, FL
    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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