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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mahsmaj, Jul 3, 2008.

  1. mahsmaj

    mahsmaj Songster

    Jun 25, 2008
    Hannibal, Missouri
    Can chickens go broody in the winter and maybe hatch eggs???
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    If you live where I live, I've seen chickens go broody in Feb. and hatch out in early March.

    We actually have a little thunderstorm outside right now... one of those rare 4th of July things.
  3. AK-Bird-brain

    AK-Bird-brain I gots Duckies!

    May 7, 2007
    Sterling, Alaska
    We had a banty go broody last November, she hatched her eggs. November temps up here were between 20-40 f. The problem was brooding the babies in the cold. We wound up with babies in the garage all winter.
  4. bheila

    bheila Songster

    Feb 8, 2008
    Kent, Wa
    I had a Barred Rock go broody last January. 2 rare treats.

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