Broody has 7 more days until hatch day.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Bookworm chick, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. Bookworm chick

    Bookworm chick Songster

    May 27, 2009
    Salem County, NJ
    I've been removing her twice a day to get a quick dust bath, poop, eat, drink and then she goes back to the nest on her own. Should I continue to do this, or leave her alone for the last week?
    Also, her chosen nest is up off the ground and I'm wondering if we should move her into a ground-level brooding "coop" before or after she hatches. We've done it before both ways successfully, but since these are shipped eggs this time ($$$) I'm kind of leaning towards waiting until they hatch before moving them.
    I know it's a risk using shipped eggs because of the low hatch rate but I've got my fingers crossed.
  2. EmtheFishLady

    EmtheFishLady We're all mad here

    Jan 13, 2011
    Glen, MS
    I'd just let her alone. Broodies tend to know what to do on their own.

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