doesn't mean she'll be a good mom. I've learned, finally, I think, that Indian Runners just don't make good mamas. I know that's the conventional wisdom anyway, and I know some people have had Runners successfully hatch babies, but it's just not working out for me. They'll sit for WEEKS and then, just when the babies are close to hatching, they'll either cannibalize them all or just walk off and leave them cold. The latest incident happened this morning--she walked off and left seven eggs cold and untended (uncovered, on a cool morning). When I discovered it, they were already cold. I removed them and replaced them with refrigerated eggs in case she comes back--then I can switch them out. But I don't think she's going to--it's been hours. Now they are in the incubator and should hatch this week. While I'm out of town. I have options--housesitters can tend them, I'll probably lock them down right before I leave, or maybe a friend will want the experience and take them home to hatch and brood, but it's rather inconvenient!! Argh! So, I won't be letting Indian Runners set any more. It's way too much hassle.