What to expect?? 7 days left!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by nuttyredhead, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. nuttyredhead

    nuttyredhead Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2010
    Southern NH
    THis is my first time with a broody. She is on 7 eggs, we are on day 14. Now that it is hatching day is coming soon what do I expect? I have heard that sometimes broodies eggs hatch a day or so sooner.

    So do I keep my broody and the chicks seperate? Right now she is in a dog crate, Im not sure that will be big enough. I do have a larger wire dog cage, not sure if the chicks will be able to get through it though. I use the deep litter method and Im afraid Im going to lose the chicks in all that litter!!!

    Any advice for a newbie???
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I would keep them seperate until you see what kind of a mom she is. I had one that was meaner than a rattlesnake that just got stepped on.

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