To clean or not to clean??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by vichee53, Sep 29, 2013.

  1. vichee53

    vichee53 Out Of The Brooder

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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.[​IMG]
     
  2. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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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.
     
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    vichee53 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for that,am hoping that there are more than 3 chickies. Was worried about infection .
     
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