New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Are 12 Eggs Too Many?

post #1 of 3
Thread Starter 

Are 12 eggs too many for this particular pullet?

 

I put 12 eggs under a pullet yesterday. Today I noticed that she was only covering about half of them, the others had rolled into the shavings.

 

Usually my broodys are aware of the eggs and pull them all underneath themselves. If this continues after today should I just remove some of them? Any way to encourage her to be more attentive to all the eggs?

 

She's in a large dog crate. I put a plastic basket in the back half, laid a towel in the bottom then shavings in an attempt to keep them all together.

post #2 of 3

sometimes pullets can't cover as many eggs as other hens, i'd take some away so she could focus on covering the eggs she can

2 Buff Orpingtons, 1 red sex link, 1 bantam, 1 Silkie rooster who acts much bigger than he really is, 2 young Pekin ducks, 1 young Mallard, 1 duck of an undetermined breed, 2 mixed breed chicks,1 Barred Rock pullet, and 1 easter egger pullet.  named in order:

Lucy, Ethel, Lucky, Aunt Bea, Ricky, Lemon Meringue, Daisy, Ping-Ping, Jake, Fred, Phoebe, Saoirse, and Esther.

Reply

2 Buff Orpingtons, 1 red sex link, 1 bantam, 1 Silkie rooster who acts much bigger than he really is, 2 young Pekin ducks, 1 young Mallard, 1 duck of an undetermined breed, 2 mixed breed chicks,1 Barred Rock pullet, and 1 easter egger pullet.  named in order:

Lucy, Ethel, Lucky, Aunt Bea, Ricky, Lemon Meringue, Daisy, Ping-Ping, Jake, Fred, Phoebe, Saoirse, and Esther.

Reply
post #3 of 3

It depends on the size of the hen. I'd take a few and maybe leave 6-8 eggs, especially as she is young and this is her first time.

I am a CHRISTIAN

2 Corinthians 9:15

Thanks be unto God for His unspeakable gift.

 

1 rabbit, two dogs, three cats, 50+ (number goes up & down) free-range 'mutt' hens, roos, chicks, lots of fish (tilapia) and a Jersey cow and heifer calf! Have had quail in the past.

Reply

I am a CHRISTIAN

2 Corinthians 9:15

Thanks be unto God for His unspeakable gift.

 

1 rabbit, two dogs, three cats, 50+ (number goes up & down) free-range 'mutt' hens, roos, chicks, lots of fish (tilapia) and a Jersey cow and heifer calf! Have had quail in the past.

Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Incubating & Hatching Eggs