Hen Hatching eggs.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by skay clark, Sep 23, 2016.

  1. skay clark

    skay clark New Egg

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    Chicks will hatch on Qct. 2 and I was wanting to let the hen and chicks join the other chickens. I am concerned if the hen can keep the chicks warm enough since we live in western Colorado and the temperatures are starting to drop. We may see 32 degrees in tonight or tomorrow. Snow on the mountain above us.
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas and :welcome! Pleased you joined us! I answered your question over on the other forum so I'll just say best wishes and happy hatching!
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  4. skay clark

    skay clark New Egg

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    I'm probably the dumbest new member or member, because I have not been able to find the other forum that your answer is on. Maybe you can help me out. Thank, Skay
     
  5. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.

    She should be able to keep them warm enough, just make sure she has a nice deep nest with plenty of bedding. However, the hen should remain separate from any other birds for the duration of brooding and raising the chicks. Chicks may be killed by other flock members and the hen can be severely injured while trying to protect them. Just today my flock apparently ate two freshly hatched chicks from broody hen I didn't know was brooding (she found a very nice hiding spot).
     
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2016
  6. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I answered your other post as well.
     

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