How early to let broody hen hatch eggs

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

  1. bpeters2

    bpeters2 New Egg

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    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 Chicken Obsessed

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    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. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    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 !....:)
     

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