Is now the wrong time to let my EE hatch chicks?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Aframechickens191, May 30, 2010.

  1. Aframechickens191

    Aframechickens191 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went out to gather eggs earlier and my EE hen would not let me into her box to get the egg she layed! of course, i didnt try very hard either lol. but she has been in the box all day; ive only seen her come out 2 times, not for very long. id be delighted if she hatched 3 or 4 chicks, but is June in OH a bad time for chicks outside? Will they be old enough to survive the fall? Im worried and skeptical....id be grateful for any ideas [​IMG]
     
  2. ThePamperedPullet

    ThePamperedPullet Chillin' With My Peeps

    That would give them a good 12 weeks before fall really starts to set in. They would be fully feathered by then and you shouldn't have a problem with them. I would go ahead and let her have her hatch if you want more chickens.
     
  3. Aframechickens191

    Aframechickens191 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That would give them a good 12 weeks before fall really starts to set in. They would be fully feathered by then and you shouldn't have a problem with them. I would go ahead and let her have her hatch if you want more chickens.

    Thank you! i wasnt quite sure as i have never raised bantams from chicks, but i think this should be nice for my girl! If it all works out i will post pics! [​IMG]
     

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