....the way all you enablers do with 'bators? i have 3 broody orps sitting on eggs right now. none of my girls will come off of the nests on their own to eat/drink/dust/poooooop - probably due in large part to them being used to me booting them once or twice a day (a habit which evolved when they went broody and i was trying to break them by multiple unceremonious removals-from-nest per day). i have no idea tho - should i stop doing that around day 18ish just like i would if the babes were in a 'bator? or just keep doing what i've been doing? they are all in broody coops of their own (about the size of rabbit hutch and with a separate nesting box area) and i usually boot them in the morning and they stay out for around 15 or 20 minutes (mostly spent dust bathing) - and have only bumped them for a second outing the past 2 days because we've had some record high temp days (up 30 degrees from the record cool temps we were having just days ago - ARGH) and want mostly to make sure they're hydrated, etc. i figured it wouldn't be too harmful for the eggies since it's been in the 90's ouside anyway.... so! continue booting til i see pipping/hear peeping or leave em be pretty soon? (day 16 today) thanks in advance!