To clean or not to clean??

vichee53

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My problem is that yesterday my broody's eggs hatched . Now she was sitting on 9 eggs have seen only 3 chicks to this stage .My concern is that there are some embryo's in the nest looking at it and by the smell . She is very protective I would like to move her and clean the nest box and put in fresh sawdust. Do I wait until she gets off the nest or what do I do any help appreciated.
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Granny Hatchet

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put a cloths pen on your nose and wait one more day. she will take the babies off for food then and u can candle the eggs real quick, if there is still more babies not hatched u can put the eggs in an incubator or better yet take the hatched babies away and she will go back to nest. if no embryos left, scrub away.
 

vichee53

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6 Years
Jan 26, 2013
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Thanks for that,am hoping that there are more than 3 chickies. Was worried about infection .
 

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