dumb idea?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Kesta, Aug 19, 2008.

  1. Kesta

    Kesta Pie Crust Malfunction

    Jul 31, 2008
    houston tx
    ive got an rir who keeps wanting to go broody and i may be getting some fertilized eggs soon. the thing is the rir is only 7 months old so she might not be a good mom would it be a good idea to let her hatch the eggs if i get them
     
  2. chickbea

    chickbea Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2007
    Vermont
    I'd give it a try - the chances are she will do just fine, as it's a pretty strong instinct. Just watch when they first hatch out to make sure she is being nice, and showing them where the food and water is. If something goes wrong, be ready to intervene and raise the babies yourself.
     
  3. Kesta

    Kesta Pie Crust Malfunction

    Jul 31, 2008
    houston tx
    anyone else?
     
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2008
  4. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    i agree with chickbea...
     

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