when should I stop hatching eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by marymac, Sep 17, 2010.

  1. marymac

    marymac Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 12, 2008
    Northeast Ohio
    I have a silky that is broody again. I would like to hatch a few marans eggs, but DH says it is getting too cold and I should wait till spring. I want more eggs in spring!! When is it too late in Ohio? She is in a coop with a few other chicks that are 3 mths. old and a silky roo. I am planning on getting rid of my extra roos and moving my pullets in with the other girls soon, before the babies would be born. Would the momma be able to keep them warm enough with out a heat lamp with our coming colder weather?
  2. cluckcluck42

    cluckcluck42 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 4, 2009
    I would like to know this also. A hen of mine has been broody for two weeks and it started getting cold early here. Can you set up a heat lamp in the coop just in case?
  3. BloominOrchid

    BloominOrchid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2010
    Worcester Township
    were still hatching granted Im to your right & down south a bit more [​IMG]
    It depends on your coop tho, I plan on running a heat lamp out to mine but not "heating the coop" just a warm spot. Mine are all out in the coop by 4 weeks . My last batch will hopefully [​IMG] hatch Oct 5 so they wont go out till Nov 5.

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