When do you stop hatching?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by drmeyes236, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. drmeyes236

    drmeyes236 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Winter is on the way here in Ohio and I am wondering when to stop hatching. My son's friend that I hatch for is worried it will be too cold to put babies out in the barn. So when do I stop? We can't have chickens living in the house all winter [​IMG]
     
  2. jthayerkatz

    jthayerkatz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have a heat lamp in the coop in a special baby section that we put the juvies into at around 3 weeks. At this age we feel that they are well enough feathered that they can start to moderate their own body temps. there is a remote thermometer that tells us in the house what the temp is so that we know that the babies are not too cold. we set a date of oct. 31 for the latest we would want to put babies out there so 21 days before that is our last hatch date oct 10.
     
  3. Chicks_N_Horses

    Chicks_N_Horses Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2009
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    I stop when my DH makes me....usually after he gets the bank statements and sees how much $$ I am forking out on eggs to hatch [​IMG]

    My bator has been off for about 3 months now...I have the itch and want to hatch more!!!!!!

    Winter is fine for hatching chicks. I do it all the time. Mine live outside...never let them inside. If with a moma hen, I don't worry at all but if they were incubated chicks, I make sure they have aheat lamp to get under if they want to.
     
  4. Little Ameraucana Mom

    Little Ameraucana Mom Need Help, Can't stop hatching!!!

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    Stop Hatching !!!!!![​IMG] We are suppose to stop !![​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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