~Hatching Chicks In The Cold~

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by The Wolf Queen, Jan 12, 2010.

  1. The Wolf Queen

    The Wolf Queen Songster

    May 2, 2009
    Albuquerque, NM
    For the last couple of weeks Ive been having my girls go pre broody then quit cuz I keep taking their eggs. I was wondering if they could successfully hatch a clutch in February or March or would it be too cold for the eggs to develop all the way. Oh and just in case its important, I always bring the chicks inside to my brooder cages after they dry under the broody.
  2. panner123

    panner123 Songster

    Jan 15, 2007
    Garden Valley, ca
    I had a hen hatch out some eggs in a blackberry patch, with snow on the ground. I thought a predator had gotten her until she came out with the chicks. They went in the barn as fast as I could collect them, Still no heat other than what mama could give them.
    Not the best idea, but sometimes mama knows best.
  3. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Songster

    Oct 18, 2007
    Yes they can hatch now if you want.

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