Would this make her leave the nest???

NonnasBabies

Muddy Acre Farms
10 Years
Sep 20, 2009
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Pride, La.
I have a BO broody sitting on 10 eggs. Went to make my rounds and give them food and she was off the nest. Okay she usually does that a few times a day but it usually right back on. Well I found a broken egg in the nest. We're on 7 days and it was a perfect 7 day embryo. Well it had ants all around it. I removed the dead one cleaned everything up rand emade her nest basically and she will not go back on it!!
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It's been a few hours. Soooooo..... I just made a homemade incubator so I decided to bring them in and put them in that. Candled all of them and every single one was at day 7 stage!!

So now I'm keeping my fingers crossed they didn't die from her being off of them too long!!
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But do you think it was the ants that caused her to not wanna go back on the nest????

Thanks
 

perolane

Songster
9 Years
Jun 20, 2010
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5
121
Louisiana
I had one get spooked off the nest for 4 or more hours (I was at work)....they all hatched...so it will probably be fine!!
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Good luck!
 

NonnasBabies

Muddy Acre Farms
10 Years
Sep 20, 2009
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526
Pride, La.
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Thanks!! I have them in the bator now. Whatever happened to her it completly broke her broodiness!!
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I keep hoping another one goes broody!!
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bluere11e

Songster
8 Years
Feb 8, 2011
322
10
113
West Palm Beach
Here in So. Fl. We have some NASTY fire ants.. occasionally, I'll have hens run off a nest because the ants decide to set up shop. I use a LOT of DE and I THINK it helps.. Still have a problem with the fireants though
 

NonnasBabies

Muddy Acre Farms
10 Years
Sep 20, 2009
12,375
6,575
526
Pride, La.
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Yeah we have those bad boys too!! I have a feeling that she probably got bit on her butt!! Cause they sure were attacking the embryo in the broken egg!!
 

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