Hatching in Michigan Winters....

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by amynbrent, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. amynbrent

    amynbrent Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 15, 2011
    Dryden, MI
    I have lost just about all my flock of small bantams probably to a hawk or owl. I have never had a problem in the summer probably because the leaves on the trees. They only come out once in awhile now and when they do they go missing. I have a broody hen sitting on about 9 eggs. If by chance they hatch with her warmth and care and the help of heat lamps do you think they can survive the winter?
  2. M.sue

    M.sue Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2011
    I don't see why not as long they aren't exposed to the harsh winter elements, in a draft free place & kept warm enough. The keeping warm is where I'd be concerned. Some people place their broodies in their basement or garage.

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