Guys, I'm so excited! I'm on day 7 of incubation under my broody hen Butterscotch and I just candled for the first time. 9 of my ten eggs are developing and I even got to see one of the chicks kick her legs inside the shell. The tenth egg was unfertilized. Butterscotch is a great mommy so far and I can't wait to meet my grandchickies. My only concern is that unless I make her, my hen will not get off the nest to eat, drink, or poop. I make her get off every couple of days to roam the yard for a couple of minutes. Is this safe for the eggs and at what point should I no longer move her?
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4/23/16 at 8:30am