Broody blocked from nest

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chicks Galore3, Jul 30, 2016.

  1. Chicks Galore3

    Chicks Galore3 Artistic Bird Nut

    Dec 16, 2011
    I am so kicking myself right now. I have a broody sebright with eggs on day 16. She is in a nesting box that is penned off from the rest. Twice a day, she will get off and pace around her pen until she is let out for a minute or two, where she runs around, eats, drinks, poops, and goes back to the nest. This morning, I let her out, covered the pen to keep other chickens out, and then forgot to put broody back in. I remembered just now, ran out, and found broody pacing furiously to get back in to her eggs. She was off the nest for 3 hours. I touched the eggs, and they felt room temperature. (The temp outside is 80 degrees, probably slightly cooler in the coop.) Do you think any chicks will survive?
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    The eggs should still be viable.

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