Is It Possible

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ilovechickens, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. ilovechickens

    ilovechickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2008
    West Central Wisconsin
    I have a banty cochin who is setting on 5 eggs, we live in Western Wisconsin and I guess I didn't know that they will go broody this late in the fall. Is this normal, and do I need to move her and the chicks if they hatch to a warmer place? My other hens ( regular cochins) are all molting. But those Banties, I will be excited if they actually hatch, should I candle them? I ve never done that either:barnie
  2. panner123

    panner123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 15, 2007
    Garden Valley, ca
    You should have no problem with the chicks. Most like to kick up the heat a little, most important is to kept them draft free. Why I say that is beyond me, for I have had chcks hatch out in the dead of winter, with snow on the ground. And they hatched outside in the blackberry bushes. It took me days to catch all of them at the same time so they could be put in a coop.
  3. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

    Aug 4, 2008
    Fuquay Varina, NC
    Wow... congrats! You going to be a chicken grandma soon! Mine went broody last week... I just gave into her whims. They'll keep them warm and taken care from what I've heard. Just watch them after they are born.

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