My broody's nest got rained on --should I do anything>

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by miss_thenorth, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Songster

    Dec 28, 2007
    SW Ont, Canada
    It rained hard the other night. She is in a dog house filled with shavings. I keep a board over the entrance, to keep rain/wind out, but apparently it was too windy, and the rain got in and totally saturated the shavings--even where her nest is. Do I just leave her, or should I change out the shavings around her. I really don't want to disturb the eggs, but am afraid they shouldn't be sitting in wet shavings.

    What would you do?

  2. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

    Dec 25, 2007
    Chaparral, New Mexico
    I've had that happen and I scooped out the wet and gave her dry and she fixed it up and had a great hatch. After that happened I used a 1/4 drill bit and put 5 little holes in the dog house floor so if it blows in it drains out. The house is sitting up on some 3 inch bricks.
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2009

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