Will chicks survive at room temperature

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by wanting, Feb 21, 2011.

  1. wanting

    wanting In the Brooder

    Jun 17, 2010
    wilmington de
    I wanna hatch some eggs eats the temperature that the chicks will survive
  2. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    It depends. Where do live? What is the average temp?
  3. Are you wanting to hatch under a broody or do you want to incubate?
    I incubate in the house (very little temp. fluctuation) and have a home made brooder for the chicks to go into after they are dry. Bitties stay in the brooder in the house until they are feathered out enough and hen house temp. is ok. When I move them to the hen house I keep them in a cage for a few weeks with food/water & light for heat.
    Eggs hatch at about 100*
    Bitties in the brooder are at 95* to 100* for the 1st week.
    2nd week @ 90*to 95*,
    3rd week @ 85* to 90* and so on.

    If you're going to use a broody........not to worry, if she's a good Mom she'll look after her bitties. [​IMG]

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