Setting eggs under a broody

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chics in the sun, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. chics in the sun

    chics in the sun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My crazy White Leghorn, Sunshine, has gone broody for the second time in two months. Last time it took forever to break her out of it, so this time I'm going to let her set some eggs. She is very young, only 29 weeks, so I am a little concerned but we'll see how she does. What is the best time/ way to set the eggs under her? She is currently sitting on golf balls, and I will be picking up real eggs for her on Saturday. Should I make the switch at night, or does it matter? She is very determined and almost never leaves the nest box. I put her in a different nest box that is enclosed in a smaller brooder cage I built against the main coop, and so far she is staying in there. Any other advice is welcome![​IMG]
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    It probably won't matter to her, but if you want to play it safe, maybe at night.
     

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