in this photo?
How about now?
Yep. She’s hiding out under the deck.
I’m happy to see her, as I kind of assumed she was nabbed by an eagle about 3 weeks ago.
But I’m also worried about the spot she’s chosen to raise her babies.
There is no nesting material down there except some landscape cloth, and it’s far away from food.
I’d put some food out nearby, but I worry that it might attract rodents.
I’m thinking of possibly moving her, but I don’t have any experience with this. I imagine I should wait until all the viable eggs are hatched out?
There are still eggs beneath her, but I also heard peeping, so at least one chick is hatched.
I would wait until the chicks are hatched out and then move her. In the meantime I would put a little food and water nearby, just temporarily.
thanks Donna- I ended up moving her with a few eggs , and they didn’t hatch out. I just got kind of anxious about them being under the deck. But 11 chicks is plenty. I just hope they are not all roosters!