This is my first hatch, I have 7 eggs under her. I can't see in all the eggs due to egg color being so dark, but I see growing darkness. I'm assuming they are growing. My neighbor gave me an egg that looked 1/2 developed. She said she found the egg buried under the pine chips and the weather was 90 for the week before.
Two of what she wants back, I saw the chick actually move with the light brown eggs! So cool. I can not see movement with the green eggs. The lighter green egg has me wondering as the yolk is darkening but not growing as fast as the others. Maybe that was the newest laid.
I hope none explodes. I have to lift my broody out 3 times a day to drink water and poop. Her legs are getting weak from sitting so long, so I close off the nest area for a few minutes and I walk behind her to walk. I'm feeding her HB egg a day, alfalfa sprouts, polyvisol vitamins, starter feed, oats, cracked corn(tiny bit) and sunflower seeds in her box. I should give her probios(I always keep on hand in freezer). 2 days ago I did clean her box out, but it wasn't that dirty. I lined the bottom with Seven and DE.
My broody talks/clucks in a new soft tone and seems to be super happy. I wish she'd get up on her own to drink. I'm not moving her nest until the eggs hatch, I'm afraid she will freak out.
Am I doing this right? My goal is to keep one or two green egg hens. I pray I get at least one. My neighbor rehomed her rooster last night.. She is taking the rest of the chicks and will brood hers in the house. I'm letting my hen raise the chick herself for all her hard work sitting. I'll move her in the dog kennel that's already inside the coop from integrating the 3 I bought on March 1st. They don't use the kennel any longer.