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Is it too cold?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cejunes, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. cejunes

    cejunes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a broody banty that wants to set eggs. I've decided I'm going to go ahead an let her but is it too cold at night or will she keep them warm enough? and will she be able to keep the chicks warm enough if/when they do hatch? We are dipping down into the upper 30's at night but the coop does have a heat lamp in it. I only let her have 4 eggs and I'm not sure how many will even be fertile.
     
  2. cejunes

    cejunes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anyone?
     
  3. pnuts

    pnuts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i think she will do ok but when they hatch separate her & the chicks in the coop or in a diffy area
     
  4. mmaddie's mom

    mmaddie's mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    They should be fine... I have found late Fall and early Winter babies to be very hardy. 4 is a good number for her to keep warm in cooler weather until they get real feathers.
     

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