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Storms and Eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Choookkksss123, Dec 5, 2016.

  1. Choookkksss123

    Choookkksss123 New Egg

    Dec 5, 2016
    Hi guys, at the moment we have a MASSIVE storm passing through. I currently have a hen sitting on 5 silkie eggs. My question is can these storms kill chickens in the egg? They are currently on day 7. The lighting is hitting right outside our yard close to where she is sitting.
  2. shortgrass

    shortgrass Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 14, 2015
    Northern Colorado
    Not unless they get off the nest and the eggs freeze or something. But they can get off the eggs for quite a long time before risking the chicks. I had one end up on the wrong nest overnights couple times, and the eggs still hatched but they were 2 days late.

    If she stays on the eggs, they will be perfectly fine; they have nice warm bums :)
  3. Skitz

    Skitz Skitz15k

    Nov 11, 2008
    I agree, I'm sure they will be fine as long as the hen doesn't leave them out to freeze.

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