Once the hen is setting?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Sheila Adkins, Oct 26, 2009.

  1. Sheila Adkins

    Sheila Adkins Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 19, 2008
    Can you bother her to check the eggs. She wont abandon the nest? I am so new the setting of eggs. lol...
  2. baldie

    baldie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2008
    Douglas, MA
    Hello, I check under my girl...I would say it depends. I have one girl that pecks the crap out of my hand if I even go remotely close to her nest. All the others have let me check. You could also check when they get up and have something to eat and drink. If its down to the last days, you shouldnt check at all due to the humidity needed, etc.
  3. poupoule

    poupoule Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 9, 2008
    I did not check under mine at all. Let nature do its job! [​IMG] And I rarelyy saw her off the nest, once or twice. But .......... 3 chicks hatched last week [​IMG]
    Good luck!

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