Silkie hatching Guinea eggs in the cold weather... need opinions, experiences

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by pattya, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. pattya

    pattya Out Of The Brooder

    May 2, 2008
    I have a silkie that lives with guniea and she is sitting on 7 eggs. I've never had her sit before in the cold months in maryland where temps drop at night to 28-38 degrees,though she has hatched 7 clutches of eggs in warmer weather.The pen covered with plastic only,so its like in open air with wind blocks. She has been a great brooder and I know for certain she is FAR more experienced than me about hatching eggs and brooding. Has anyone dealt with a simliar situation of broody hens in colder climates in open pens? All imput and opinions appreciated.

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