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my bantam, broody hen violet, has been sitting on nine eggs for about 2 weeks, and that's fine but I don't want nine more chickens!!how many do you think will hatch?

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It depends entirely on your flock's fertility and your hen's ability. I've had a hen hatch 10 chicks from 10 eggs in the past, I also had a completely failed hatch. You can candle them to determine how many are developing.

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200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
Visit Norman the Rooster's Thread Here!
Breeding Sex Linked Silkies, Gamefowl, and EEs/OEs. Amateur genetics buff. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

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:welcome

 

This is where that old saying "don't count your chickens before they hatch" comes into play. You could wind up with nine, you could wind up with zero. Impossible to say. 

 

If you don't want all the babies, it's easy enough to sell them off after they're fully feathered. 

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Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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