broody not leaving nest

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mamato3, Sep 30, 2008.

  1. mamato3

    mamato3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK i have her in a small 3 ft by 7 ft indoor enclosed area. and have not seen any signs that she has left the nest box is that ok? So far no poo in the box with her at least none i see or feel i put a little food and water in with her which she gobbled down. Should i worry?
     
  2. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    nope,,,,,,,,,,,, just keep water and feed near her,, and she'll eat and drink when she needs too. she a mom,, and moms know they have to live to take care of the babies [​IMG]
     
  3. mamato3

    mamato3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok man how can they hold there poops that long i would be busting lol
     
  4. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    determination,,, and its in their "instincts" ,, i think they would almost die to make sure them babies are o.k. [​IMG]
    and i would explode by hour 5 hahaha [​IMG]
     
  5. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    My advice is to make sure that her food isn't too close to her, so she has to get off the nest to get it. I had one that was setting in the barn on her eggs, and when it got close to time for her to hatch, I put her in a cage. She didn't get off the nest for 3 days!! But like the1much said, they won't starve themselves to death, but they will poo in the nest, so if her food and water is close enough where she doesn't need to get off to get to them, that's what will probably happen!
     

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