Today marks 33 days. Silkie has been on nest of mixed eggs (leghorn, silkie, Americauna). At some point the kids mixed up the eggs, so we locked the coop... the eggs then piled up in the other nests and the hen got confused and may have spent a night off the nest. We found a green stink explosion today. So I got on here and found out how to candle and float... And was about to toss 50% of the remaining eggs and heard a peeping. That egg looked like it had a "blood ring" but was a low floater and we saw movement!
Ok, so we're stumbling along with nature to this regard, BUT, my question is:
Once there are hatched chicks... how will they survive? Their nest is up off the ground 2 feet and we're still getting hard frosts some nights, they days are dreary & cold. Can I trust nature (should I manage to prevent improper interference?!)