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tlewis

What to do?

It's hot!!!   Going to be in the 100's F for the next few days.  104F to day.
That's above hatching temps in the incubator.  Don't know what will happen but most of my hatching luck has been bad this year.  Oh Well!!!
I have fresh hatched chicks under a hen and they keep straying because they don't need Moms warmth!!
tlewis

Oh yes, and I have some eggs in the mail for hatching. May just eat them poached instead.
Rena

You made me smile with your poached egg comment we're warming up too currently 92*F at 7:03 pm *whew* our broodies are able to be off the nests for longer periods of time right now.... Crazy warm.
olde9856

Wish it would warm up here, one decent day one poor one, halfway through cutting the grass yesterday and down came the rain
sandrar

One year when it was unusually hot here I had a broody on eggs.She started to sit beside her nest, not on the eggs, it took me a while to realise she knew what she was doing, I thought she had given up on them but she was adjusting the temperature of the eggs as needed.
bodger

At the other extreme, my old mate Von from NYS has winters that are so cold that his birds eggs literally freeze within minutes of being laid.
Rena

bodger wrote:
At the other extreme, my old mate Von from NYS has winters that are so cold that his birds eggs literally freeze within minutes of being laid.


Ya, we've had that extreme too. It is pretty crazy collecting frozen eggs :brrr: .
tlewis

One thing I noticed. I have a hen with some Welsummer and Cream Legbar chicks and it's so warm the chicks tend to wander off because they don't need mom for warmth!

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