Ever heard of thunder making an egg not hatch ??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by runamuchchickenfarm, Nov 23, 2008.

  1. runamuchchickenfarm

    runamuchchickenfarm Hatching

    Nov 14, 2008
    Ran across a man today that SWORE that if a chicken has a clutch of eggs and is sitting in the open that if Thunder and Lightning strike the eggs will not hatch.
  2. stumble_n_mumble

    stumble_n_mumble Songster

    Nov 23, 2008
    Long Island, NY
    well thunder cant strike the eggs lol but i would say true cause lightning would.... fry the eggs. pardon the pun lol
  3. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    Its a myth.

  4. chickiebaby

    chickiebaby Songster

    Jan 2, 2008
    western mass
    But a pretty cool one nonetheless. Ah, homo sapiens . . . so creative.
  5. therealsilkiechick

    therealsilkiechick ShowGirl Queen

    Jul 18, 2007
    Northwestern, pa
    yep i've heard storming does it do to humidty and static in the air. my neighber swears to it also.

    it is not possible except if the humidity in the air is to high outside it could drowned them in the egg while storming from the rain moisture but has nothing to do with thunder and lightning. i have better hatches in storms,lol.
  6. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008

    I couldnt see thunder doing anything to the eggs but lighting who knows, it does a lot of odd stuff !!
  7. i live in arizona, we have thunderstorms for 2 months strait! july and august.
    everyone hatches out, no problem. infact it cools the air down so the hens sit tighter on the nests.
    unless this guy is using a metal nesting box and lightning hits directly, then your goose or chicken is cooked!
    i agree, myth.
  8. smom1976

    smom1976 too many projects too little time!

    May 2, 2008
    Pensacola, FL
    Quote:florida would have no chicks either.. thunderstorms daily during that season..
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2008

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