broody and egg shells?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jenanneray, May 20, 2011.

  1. jenanneray

    jenanneray Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What does the broody momma do with the egg shells after the babies hatch? I'm wondering if I need to clean out the nest for her or wait until I move her and the babies to their brooder.

    Thanks for your help! [​IMG]
     
  2. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2010
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    Yes, you will need to clean up after the hatch. If you buy trays, or cut out the bottom

    of a card-board box, and set it in the bottom of the nest box, Then set bedding inside

    the tray or card-board box, clean-up will be easier. [​IMG] Good luck!
     
    Last edited: May 20, 2011
  3. jenanneray

    jenanneray Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, thanks for the info. I'll take out the shells as they hatch to make things easier, and (maybe) less messy later.
     

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