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Breeding in cold weather questions

I was wondering if the first egg will get frozen if the hen don't incubate it until the second one comes? I want to know so in-case I need to get a heater because I don't really like heaters in the loft; fire hazard. The temperatures should be around zero degree F to fifteen degree F when they start laying, and could get colder.
 

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Best thing you can do is pull the first egg and replace it with a wood egg.
Keep the good egg in a cooler part of the house till the 2nd egg comes.
Then replace the wood with the good egg. You should be fine, But remember
the chicks may die when the first start to feather out. If you daon't have heat for the loft.
Good luck with your winter breeding project.
 

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You would be better off to wait until February to breed. It's pretty difficult to settle young birds in the dead of winter. I am currently pairing up my breeders now, only to split them up again. I do this so it will be easier to pair the same pairs again in February.
 
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