Too late to let her hatch?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mazey1967, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. mazey1967

    mazey1967 In the Brooder

    Jul 24, 2011
    I have a silkie that is sitting on 4 eggs (only one is hers) and absolutely gets furious when we try to take them. We live in PA, and the weather is nice now, but I'm worried if I let her hatch these peeps that they won't make it due to the cold...will she keep them warm in the winter, or should I take her eggs and let her hatch some in the spring?

  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    How bad do your winters get? Do you have a garage or protected area they could "winter over," If your winters are not early and harsh, I think they could be fine with mama in a draft free, coop.
  3. Impress

    Impress Songster

    Jun 4, 2011
    Gray, TN
    Mama will keep them warm, as long as she is a good mother, even the harshest weather she will get them through. She will find them food and be their heater when they need it.

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