Hatching in th cold

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by A6chickenhome, Oct 15, 2014.

  1. A6chickenhome

    A6chickenhome Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone know if hatching eggs in the cooler fall weather is generally less successful? Do the eggs incubate properly and is it to cold for the babies? I'm planning on giving my broody hen some eggs on Friday and this will be her first hatch. I'm in Nashville and right now it's 50s at night and 60-70 during the day.
     
  2. Aphrael

    Aphrael Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you have a good broody, she can handle those temps just fine, so long as her nest is somewhere out of the wind and any rain that comes.
     
  3. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    That's not cold at all - they'll be just fine.
     
  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    I've had broody hens hatch and raise chicks in colder temperatures and noted no difference between those and spring/summer hatches. As long as she has a safe, sheltered spot to sit and raise her chicks they'll be fine.
     
  5. A6chickenhome

    A6chickenhome Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks y'all, that's reassuring. This is my hens first time so ill just have to wait and see what kind of mama she will make.
     

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