how do i get eggs under my broody?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by melissastraka, May 4, 2009.

  1. melissastraka

    melissastraka Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2009
    Hoquiam, WA
    she has a bad case of broody pms! she is sitting on an unfertile egg but i have some orps i was going to stick in the bator tomorrow. she is also on the ground should i put her in a nest or just add bedding under her?
     
  2. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    I would keep her on the ground (if you put her up to high when/if the chicks hatch they can fall out and get hurt) As far as the non-fertile eggs go - just stick your hand under her grab them and stick any new eggs you want her to hatch under her !!
     
  3. sunnychooks

    sunnychooks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you wait until it's dark, it's easier to slip your hand under her to remove the unfertile eggs and replace them with the fertile ones. She'll put up less of a fuss then.
     

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