another broody question
My Buff Orphington has been setting for 19 days--eggs due to hatch Tuesday. I have her sequestered in the coop in an area about 4X4--made of old metal milk crates with openings plenty wide enough for a chick to get out. It is also chilly at night down to the 20's/30's
Is it better for the chicks to
1: take her and the nest and eggs to an indoor location before the hatch and risk that she will get flustered and leave the eggs
2: wait till the eggs hatch--the problem with this is that I will probably not be home when this happens--chicks could get out.
Last year I brought a broody in about 3-4 days before hatch and she sat tight and all went well. Is that typical?