These are wild birds they ain't drowning hen has enough instinct to get them on high ground. And the weather has been warm piedmont on east no issue with hypothermia. I can't see in any way a week of rain gonna ruin a hatch at this point
3 hens in the backyard this morning eating corn, 2 had very tiny poults with both having 5 each as far as we could tell . We typically have turkeys almost every day feeding in the back yard but we haven't seen any babies until this morning. I hope they can survive the onslaught of raptors that come to feed on the birds around our bird feeders.
2 Hens combined their brood last year, started with 9 chicks and ended up with 7 grown birds by the end of the season, that's a darn good percentage.