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question about broody momma moving eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by momofdrew, Jan 29, 2009.

  1. momofdrew

    momofdrew Songster

    We have 2 babies hatched one last night one this morning and momma setting on 4 other eggs... she moves the eggs and the babies around a lot...rolling the eggs to get more comfortable I guess or changing sides to incubate evenly...I read on here somewhere that you shouldnt move the eggs in the bator after Day 18???? is she damaging the unborn peeps??? or am I becomeing paranoid????

  2. brooster

    brooster Songster

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    What the hen is doing is natural, i would trust her, they usually do better than any incubator. Good Luck! [​IMG]
  3. birdlover

    birdlover Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    Northern Va.
    You needn't worry at all. Just enjoy them and the anticipation of 2 more!
  4. momofdrew

    momofdrew Songster

    Thanks I will just take deep breaths and try not to worry too much ... I hope to see at least one more baby by morning hopefully 2...the 2 that have hatched are the first 2 laid so these other ones were laid a day later [​IMG]

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