When should I hatch some eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickenphile, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. chickenphile

    chickenphile Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I live in NY near Albany and don't have heat out in my coop. I would hatch and brood in my basement which is always at around 60 degrees. Our last frost date is around May 10th. When should I start a batch of eggs? Is it too early yet? I am very excited because this is the first time I am going to attempt this. I want to get them out of the basement when they are around a month old since they start to smell and dust gets everywhere and begin to hop.

    thanks
    Chris
     
  2. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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  3. clayhillcouple

    clayhillcouple Out Of The Brooder

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    As long as you can keep the temp stable in your brooder or bator. You should go for it.
     

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