Monday, January 6, 2014

Keeping Chickens Healthy in the Cold Weather

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Keeping Chickens Healthy in the Cold Weather


  1. I have a hen setting on four eggs. It is day 23. No chicks! Should I let her set, or should I take her off the nest?

    1. You might candle those eggs to see if you see any internal pips - you would see the silhouette of the little beaks coming through the membrane and you should see a little movement as they breathe the air.
      If you see that, put them back under mom to hatch.
      If all is quiet and still in the eggs, then they may not hatch at all.
      Good luck - I hope you see some pips!


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