just a random question....

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by andrea98, May 4, 2009.

  1. andrea98

    andrea98 Songster

    Apr 10, 2009
    in my barnyard....ohio
    do chickens hatch chicks during the winter???
    or do they know its too cold for babies???

  2. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

    Apr 19, 2009
    Fall Creek Falls TN
    I had some hatch in March. Mom was brooding even through the snowfall. I read another post of someone getting a hatch near Halloween. It all depends on having a broody hen. My cochin banty started setting in February, but we never got any chicks.
  3. Lov'emSouthernEggs

    Lov'emSouthernEggs Songster

    May 2, 2009
    East Carolina
    I would pick the eggs up so they don't have the chance to try and brood if it will be too cold when they would hatch.

    I guess they can have chicks all year round if they want. It would be a lot of work for her to try and keep them warm.

    Just some thoughts...[​IMG]

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