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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 Premium Member

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    I'd just let her alone. Broodies tend to know what to do on their own.
     

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