Two New Chicks Hatched Today Freezing Cold Weather! Help!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by TBrittle, Feb 12, 2015.

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    TBrittle Out Of The Brooder

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    May 26, 2014
    Hi! We had a bantam Mille Fleur Cochin go broody and quit laying so we decided to let her lay on a couple eggs just to see what would happen and they hatched today! They aren't even hers but we love our whole flock so it's exciting. She couldn't have picked a worse weekend because the temperature is dropping to about 7 degrees with wind gusts around 30 mph. We shut the coop door of course. Should we bring mom and her babies inside until we get past this brutal cold or what? Any advice will be helpful! We actually were a little surprised they hatched to be honest. What was I thinking!
     
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    TBrittle Out Of The Brooder

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    Never mind folks! We decided to bring all three in tonight and it was the best decision ever. Millie ate and drank like crazy and within minutes warmed up enough for us to get a peak at the chicks. She was hungry and thirsty and obviously hadn't pooped in a few days because she left us the largest "present" I can imagine coming from a chicken! We will get a good night's sleep tonight because we know we did the right thing!
     

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