- Sep 21, 2014
My broody hen hatched out two chicks last week. She has since abandoned the remaining eggs. The eggs had nothing going on in them except one. This one still has a moving chick in it. I now have it in my incubator and although it is a week late, I can see it moving when I candle it. Is there any possibility that the chick is viable? Is there such thing a a delay in formation to the extent that it started a week after the other chicks began formation? (There is no way that eggs were added late as the broody hen is housed separately from the general population. Please help!