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Outdoor low temps for broody?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Mrs. Mucket, May 2, 2011.

  1. Mrs. Mucket

    Mrs. Mucket Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How cold is okay for a broody and her eggs? We are still transitioning from winter to spring...lows of 33 F. a few nights, days in the 50s and 60s. I'm running out of coop space for incubator chicks and would like to move Mama and her nest to a private crate outside with the other hens.
     
  2. Zaxby's2

    Zaxby's2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2011
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    I'd say you should be safe with those temperatures, but there is still the chance of the eggs getting cold. It's not too likely though, so I would say go for it! [​IMG] Good luck!
     

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