How early to let broody hen hatch eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bpeters2, Mar 14, 2017.

  1. bpeters2

    bpeters2 New Egg

    Apr 21, 2014
    I'd like to let a broody hen hatch eggs this spring. How early in the season can I let her do this. I have a broody hen right now but it seems kinda early (cold) to hatch eggs and rear chicks. I'm in southern michigan. Thanks
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    Once you're convinced that she's convinced to raise a family, let her do it.
    I had hens raise chicks in November before.
  3. I have been letting my Hens hatch Chicks since January..... I live in Central Alberta , Canada.....Brrrr....;)
    The Hen is the best at caring for her Chicks...She will keep them toasty warm.......:)

    Cheers !....:)

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by