I was hoping to buy some eggs for the incubator this week, hopefully some pekins/bantam cochins and dutch. I realise chicks in the winter will have to stay under the heat much longer but how long is that? The winter in scotland is very unpredictable so it could stay be as low as -10 degrees C in the nights or it could be much warmer. Normally when I hatch in the summer, the chicks stay in the kitchen for the first 4 weeks ish and then in the shed outside ( a bit draughty, but could probably be sealed) untill I wean them off the heat lamp, so another 4 weeks is? Is it worth buying cheaper eggs and spending more on electricity? Has anyone else done this through a harsh winter, was it really hard work and did any of the chicks die from the cold?