4 days to go, should I move her ?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by poulet, Jun 20, 2008.

  1. poulet

    poulet Songster

    Mar 17, 2008
    My broody (that I thought would never go broody as ex egg factory hen ) has 13 eggs that I put under her. I had 14 in the bator when she went broody so after alot of dilemer I put 8 under her at 10 days and kept the rest, then I decided she would probably do a better job than me so two days ago I candled the ones I had left 5 of which were good( 1 had stopped developing ) and put all my faith in her [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Doen't she look great !, [​IMG] now should I let her stay where she is ? I did move her in the beggining but she always went back to the same place , she is in the chicken house with all the others at night so should I section her off maybe ? or will she protect the chicks ?
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2008
  2. annrich

    annrich Songster

    May 27, 2007
    Western NY
    I wouldn't move her. You might break her brood. I would just let her be. She looks like she is doing a great job. Good Luck
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    Don't move her. You have too much at risk now. After the hatch is over and she has gotten up and taken the babies for their first venture out you can clean the nesting area and move her to where you want her to raise the chicks. Good luck with the hatch!

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