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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by julieseggs, Oct 4, 2008.

  1. julieseggs

    julieseggs In the Brooder

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    when will a hen start to set and when do they realize they have enough eggs to keep. iam going into winter and would like to try and raise some of my own.or should i wait until spring
     
  2. muddler6

    muddler6 Songster

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    The babies will be o.k. under mama for a little while, but they will need to be kept warm for a few weeks or so until they feather out. I personally decided to wait, because I keep mine seperate until they get big enough to defend themselves a little bit in the pecking order routine they will have to endure. If you can set up a brooder and keep you fingers crossed that they will be able to fit in with the others through winter I would say go for it, but myself, I am waiting until spring to hatch. (I live in Pennsylvania by the way and they are predicting possible frost tonight)
     
  3. junior*chicken*lover*16*

    junior*chicken*lover*16* Hatching

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    i need advice on bators and how to do this egg thing????????:|
     
  4. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Go to search and type in homemade incubators. That should help without spending a boatload of money.
     
  5. junior*chicken*lover*16*

    junior*chicken*lover*16* Hatching

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    i bought a bator today, it's a still air and there's only one egg in there that i got from my mom's friend..... so will i need to do anything special because the lack of eggs? and how do i start my own "thread"???[​IMG]
     
  6. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    gO TO The incubating and hatching chicks section and click on post new topic on the right hand side near the top. Lots of educcated and practiced people here. You will get the help you need.
     

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