Thanksgiving hatch?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by aggieterpkatie, Oct 15, 2009.

  1. aggieterpkatie

    aggieterpkatie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm suffering from Wantsbabychickenitis. I am debating getting an incubator so I can hatch mutt chicks from my own hens' eggs. I have family coming for Thanksgiving, and thought it'd be really cool if I could have them hatch out on Thanksgiving! That way everyone could be a part of it.

    What do you all do with your chicks in the winter? I can keep them in the garage in a brooder, but do they do ok? When will they be able to join the rest of the chickens in the coop outside?
     
  2. Rainsong

    Rainsong Out Of The Brooder

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    That would be totally awesome... Thanksgiving hatch!! I've got Wantsbabychikenitis (or Wantsbabyquailitis), but I can't have chickens at all- living in an apartment and all.

    From my reading the chickens should be fine outside once fully feathered- but I'd let an experts second or disagree with that [​IMG]
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Holy cow! I'd be a wreck if I did that! Between cooking for everyone, getting the house ready AND hatching chickens. I guess it would keep you from sitting there watching the bator though.

    It would be cool for everyone to see them hatch.
     
  4. aggieterpkatie

    aggieterpkatie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'll have my mom and sister to help cook. [​IMG] I think our two kids plus my neice and nephew would love it!
     
  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Well, then I say go for it! As long as you have help cooking.[​IMG]
     

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