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post #11 of 14
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Well I went and checked this morning, and look!  We have one hatching!  Another one is not too far behind this one. I did not lay eyes onthe 3rd because I'd have had to dig around and I didn't want to disturb her too much.  I won't be home until 5, so I really hope that them being under her until I get home (if they even hatch out by then) won't be an issue,  What do you think? Will a few hours hurt?  Her other eggs are due to hatch on saturday

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post #12 of 14
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***UPDATE***

 

the one chick hatched today while I was at work, I was hoping the catch them while almost out of the shell, or still wet, but this one was already dry and fluffy, we promptly removed her from the nest.

 

What do you think the chances of her getting OFF the nest are, even with this chick removed?  I  just don't know if it was under her long enough to trigger her thinking she needs to get up and care for the baby, even if it is gone?  Do you think she will sit on the remaining eggs until they hatch??

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post #13 of 14

she will stay on since you took the chick it will be ok.

post #14 of 14
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I was SO nervous she was going to leave the nest but she didn't! :woot  She did just fine!  We have more babies today! :jumpy

 

 

 

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