hatching hatching hatching

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by skeeter, Dec 18, 2007.

  1. skeeter

    skeeter Songster

    Nov 19, 2007
    Parma Idaho
    Do people hatch eggs like this all year long???I had no idea,Ill have to get my ducks
    (or chicks) in a row and boost egg production,and maybe add a new breed or two,

    Merry Chirstmas All
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    This is the first time I've hatched this time of year. The jury is still out on how it's going to work out with winter just starting. I like the fact that the pullets should be starting to lay or at least getting close when it starts getting nice in spring.
  3. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    Same here Katy.....my first winter hatch as well. They will be about 20 weeks the first week of May...so better egg production this summer. Now, the Jury is still out, as to if WE will all survive the Chickens in the house for winter! [​IMG]
  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Mine aren't spending all winter in the house.....if I tried that me and the chickens would probably be living in the barn!! They spend the first couple of weeks in the basement then out to the garage for the next month or so and then to a pen inside the coop.
  5. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

    Nov 14, 2007
    I only keep mine in the house for a week then I have Wooden brooder boxes that they can stay in with lights and vents until they are two months. I then put them in a coop with a light. They do okay. You have to limit hatching to just what you want for sure.
  6. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

    Sep 4, 2007
    I keep mine in the house for about a week. I have a brooder on my mud room and then out to the grow out pen at about 5-6 weeks. Next year I think I will hatch out a lot less.
  7. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I doubt that I do this many next fall/winter either. I got eggs according to how my shipped eggs had been hatching, which was not very good...then I had much better hatch rates from the eggs I got!! Oh well, I guess it's good problem to have. As soon as I can tell the roos from the pullets for sure all but a couple of the roos will be going to the poultry auction.
  8. skeeter

    skeeter Songster

    Nov 19, 2007
    Parma Idaho
    yeah it does figure out to have them start laying in May or so which is a good thing,and I suppose if ya got a nice place to put them it works out really well,lol,Im taking mine to my Folks house for Chirstmas,so my babies will be well traveled but I cant leave them home alone,hmm that sounds familiar,(home alone),so we are gonna throw feed and all in the car and go,so there'll be 16 of us going to Grandmas,myself my 15 yo boy and 14 chicks,what a site thats gonna be
    Mery Chirstmas
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2007

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