how long is too long? accidently left hen away from her eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bwebb7, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. bwebb7

    bwebb7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I read that I should physically move my broody out so she poops scratches and eats I got right to it.
    But then homework happened:(! I locked her away from her eggs for about 45 min-I'm sick!
    But I'm also in Fla! and the dog crate is in the chick house so do ya think?
    It was about 70 degrees?
    This was yesterday while the sun was still out/
     
  2. buckeye lady

    buckeye lady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They should be fine, may delay the hatch by a bit.
     
  3. bwebb7

    bwebb7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm pretty sure thats the best news I've had all day!
     
  4. 92caddy

    92caddy Egg Lover

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    They will be fine. I had a hen leave her nest for a whole day before I knew it, I put em under another hen and they all hatched...........
     

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