Day one and I've already made a mistake!!!!
I split 16 eggs between 2 broodies last night. This afternoon one of the girls was in the run off the eggs I have no idea for how long. She has been broody for a little over a week. She was eating so I didn't worry. About 10 minutes later I noticed she was on the roost. I panicked and felt her eggs. They weren't really super warm so I stuffed all but one under the other broody and threw fake eggs in her box.
I went back down about 30 minutes later and she was back on her eggs. I then pulled a few from the other broody and removed the fakes. Have I screwed up? Should I block the run and put the feeder and waterer in the coop? They were both broody for a while before I gave them eggs.
Now one has 11 and she has about 4. Should I even it out more? I'm so mad at myself!
The broodies are in a coop with an attached run by themselves.