Originally Posted by carolinasculpture
X3 on moving her, and sooner than later. You can candle at day 8. Should be able to see blood vessels, but if you have colored eggs, they are easy to miss. You sound like me, just as soon as I get rid of something, I need it! Best of luck to you! Oh, and the part about the food being a bit away from the nest is a very good idea. I thought I was helping my broody by putting the food and water where she could reach it from the nest...and she never left the nest...even to poo...YUCK!
I got Red (she was the only Australorp among 20 RIR for a while, so I named her Red!) moved last night. She did great, just moved some of her warm eggs first, then her, then the rest of the eggs. My mom said, "put her food and water where she can reach them from the nest." I said "NO WAY, they will string me up on backyardchickens if I do that!" LOL The food and water are several feet away.
I can't wait until day 8! So eggciting!