Hen Hatching Chicks

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by evergreendors, Apr 7, 2018.

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    evergreendors Chirping

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    So I've got a flock house. I have a hen that has been broody for weeks and finally managed to hatch at least one so far. it is VERY cold here in VA for this time of year. 35 at best daytime. I have a heat lamp int he coop and a heated waterer so it shouldn't get too far below freezing. The question is do I attempt to move her and the remaining eggs and babies to a box in the house so it isn't so dang cold for her? I can actually set up a fridge box in basement so she is alone and it is kinda dark and quiet...
     
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    evergreendors Chirping

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    I should mention the nesting boxes are up off ground, no way chicks could get up and down. There are 12 other hens and a roo in the coop too. The coop is 8x8 floor space and they free range all day. I could maybe take down a divider wall on a side of her nest to make it bigger. I could also walk it off some so they have more room to move about. HELP!! I don’t want to lose chicks!!
     

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