Sudden Move for Broody Hen and Eggs

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Dorr To Eden, Aug 12, 2016.

  1. Dorr To Eden

    Dorr To Eden Hatching

    Aug 12, 2016
    We had a down pour in a short time, and it flooded out my broody hen on her 15 eggs. The eggs were submerged in water for maybe 1 hour. We moved the hen and eggs to a dry nest, but my question is are the eggs even worth keeping now and miss broody hen has no desire to be on this nest. I know you need to move at night but I had no choice.

  2. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

    May 19, 2009
    Nope, they are no good. Sorry, Karen
  3. Choco Maran

    Choco Maran Songster

    Jul 25, 2009
    Ribera New Mexico
    How long has she been sitting on the eggs? Do you have an incubator or can you get one? The eggs should be fine if you can get the hen to sit on them again. If not get a incubator and place them in it. The count down is from the time she has sat on the eggs. In other words if she sat on them for 14 days then they are on day 14 for bator purposes. Good luck and hope thing work oout

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