Hatching in Michigan Winters....

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

  1. amynbrent

    amynbrent Chirping

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    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 Songster

    May 29, 2011
    Michigan
    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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