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Cleaning cage while button hen is sitting on eggs

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My two indoor cages are getting really messy-but my two hens are setting on eggs, do you clean the cage or not.

Dave

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They very rarely set and it only takes 14 days for them to hatch.I would wait until they hatch so you don't interrupt her setting and she will hopefully continue to set in the years to come.

In N.H.,Tony.

Raising ornamental pheasants in temminick,saytr,cheers,edwards,blue eareds,germain peacocks,eliot,swinhoe,mikado,lewis silver,impeyan,brown eared,and grey peacock pheasant,diamond doves and cockatiels.New breeds added red golden,yellow golden,amherst,silvers.
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Raising ornamental pheasants in temminick,saytr,cheers,edwards,blue eareds,germain peacocks,eliot,swinhoe,mikado,lewis silver,impeyan,brown eared,and grey peacock pheasant,diamond doves and cockatiels.New breeds added red golden,yellow golden,amherst,silvers.
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If your birds are used to you reaching into the cages then go ahead she wont budge just don't get too close to the nest. Mine was fine unless I got too close then she would cuss/chirp at me. And it takes 16 days IF the hen is sitting tightly. Good luck.

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My two indoor cages are getting really messy-but my two hens are setting on eggs, do you clean the cage or not.

Dave


I would wait.

 

After the hatch you can transfer them (all birds)

 

I wouldnt risk making her leave the eggs.

Insane.
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Insane.
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