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Is this too cold for my chicks? will they be ok?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Skitz, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. Skitz

    Skitz Skitz15k

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    Ok So my broody is going to be a mother soon and we've been having cold weather, ranges from 45f - 50f at night & ranges from 50f - 65f in the morning and in the afternoon. Is that too cold? will the hen keep them warm? ANY Advice is appreciated =]
     
  2. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    Mama will keep them warm, she incubated the eggs didn't she? [​IMG] When they get chilled they will run under mama and get all warmed up in her fluff and then zoom out again to play!
     
  3. Skitz

    Skitz Skitz15k

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    Quote:Thanks!!! that really helps! [​IMG] the chicks just started to hatch!
     
  4. Birchwood

    Birchwood Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh, how exciting!!! I hope we have chicks in the spring running around with mamma!!!
    Good luck!
     
  5. Skitz

    Skitz Skitz15k

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    I have another question.... I candled some eggs to make sure they were alive and I saw a shadow in the air sac? im pretty sure it was the chicks beak. If its berly going to rip the air sac how long will it take him/her to hatch?
     
  6. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    If it's pipped into the air sac- should be within a day [​IMG] Don't mess with them too much- the humidity under mom helps them get out easier.
     
  7. mulia24

    mulia24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    let her finish her job, she know the best to do with the eggs (well, some hen also bad mom). [​IMG]
     

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