Broody hen in the rain

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by maree1525, Feb 20, 2015.

  1. maree1525

    maree1525 Out Of The Brooder

    12
    0
    22
    Jan 29, 2015
    Australia
    Hey all my hen decided to go broody out of the coop and over the last 2 days we've had a cyclone pass through so a lot of rain has fallen. She is on day 20 or 21 today. Haven't heard anything or seen any movement from the eggs. Will they still be viable and hatch?
     
  2. chicknmania

    chicknmania Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    4,943
    177
    301
    Jan 26, 2007
    central Ohio
    yes, probably if they are fertile. they might be a little behind, because of they weather.
    Have you tried candling them?
     
  3. maree1525

    maree1525 Out Of The Brooder

    12
    0
    22
    Jan 29, 2015
    Australia

    Hey yeah I did candle them all except one are fertile and we're growing nicely at day 18 :)
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by