First Time Mama - Should I Disturb Her?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by lavacaw, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. lavacaw

    lavacaw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My EE has been sitting a nest (10 eggs) and they started hatching yesterday. Two babies were out in the rain - still wet but alive and out of the nest box. I picked them up and tucked one under each of her wings. I went back an hour later and the little yellow one was dry and chirping. I didn't want to disturb her too much as she is still sitting eggs. Can I safely remove her to check on baby chicks and eggs without squashing either?
     
  2. lavacaw

    lavacaw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Trying to kick it back up so maybe I can get an answer...
     
  3. Sandbellie

    Sandbellie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would just move her over a little to look underneath her. Ive done this before with my sitting mother duck, she just hisses alot. [​IMG]
    If you dont move her too much, it will be fine.

    Hope this helps! [​IMG]
     

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