Question about Heat Source

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by CaitlynNichols, May 16, 2011.

  1. CaitlynNichols

    CaitlynNichols Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Heya! I have a quick question to ask. We have two broody mothers whom are expecting to hatch eggs within the next two weeks (and this is the very first time we let the broody's do the job since we traditionally use an incubator during chick season.) Once they hatch do the chicks needs another source of heat like a lamp? Or will the mother be able to handle it all?

    Thanks [​IMG]
     
  2. cmfarm

    cmfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, the hens will keep them warm.
     
  3. fowlfrenzy1029

    fowlfrenzy1029 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    just have faith in the hens its what they are born to do they'll be fine [​IMG]
     

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