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I was wondering how many eggs will be in a hens nest before she starts sitting. Ours are Red Sex-link.

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Well, it's really not a number of eggs, it's a hormonal thing.  You could have several eggs in a nest, and if a hen's not broody, she won't set on them. 

Currently keeping a flock of 14 chickens, one rooster and 13 hens.  I have three Easter Eggers, three Golden Buffs, two Marans and six Buff Brahmas.  My hobbies are gardening, chicken keeping, and beekeeping.  I'm married with two sons, a step son and daughter, and two really cute grandkids!
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Currently keeping a flock of 14 chickens, one rooster and 13 hens.  I have three Easter Eggers, three Golden Buffs, two Marans and six Buff Brahmas.  My hobbies are gardening, chicken keeping, and beekeeping.  I'm married with two sons, a step son and daughter, and two really cute grandkids!
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Do they have a minimum but no max?
 

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If a hen goes broody she goes broody and dosnt seem to care if there are eggs or not some people use golf balls and wooden eggs (not shure why ) ect .

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/kilis-second-hatch-cam-page I will have this up during hatches as much as I can.

 http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/gabrielle1976-swap-page   This is my swap page I will keep it updated best I can. 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/gabrielle1976s-incubateing-experments-page My experament page where I will be doing hatching trials of diffrent incubation...

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http://www.ustream.tv/channel/kilis-second-hatch-cam-page I will have this up during hatches as much as I can.

 http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/gabrielle1976-swap-page   This is my swap page I will keep it updated best I can. 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/gabrielle1976s-incubateing-experments-page My experament page where I will be doing hatching trials of diffrent incubation...

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post #5 of 5

I'm pretty new to this...but when mine went broody none of them went until there was A LOT like around 20.

 

I didn't realize it wasn't the number of eggs.  I was surprised there were so many....but only a few hatched.   :(

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