well it's official, gracie is my broody bo. because we didn't know what was going on until it was too late we had to get eggs from a co-workers friend's farm and that is what she is now sitting on. she has seemed to accept all of the eggs but one (she kicked it out of her nest). we make her get out of her nest (cause if we didn't i'm scared she wouldn't) once a day to make sure she eats and drinks and streaches her legs and she hops back up into her box. heres my question, will she make a nest on the floor when the babies are born? do i need to make a box on the floor for her. i realy don't want to disturb her nest. how will the babies eat? when i hatched gracie and her brothers i gave them water and chick crumbles. do i just make that available????? i want to be a good chickie grand mommie. how much of this will gracie just take care of herself???? my next question is about mr. chubbs. he is such an attentive mate to gracie. he never lets her out of his site unless he's checking on the eggs for the few minutes she's eating or drinking. am i going to need to seperate them when the eggs hatch? will he be a good daddy or is that not possible? any info would be appreciated.