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14 eggs under a broody

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Toosocs4, May 23, 2016.

  1. Toosocs4

    Toosocs4 Out Of The Brooder

    May 29, 2015
    Is 14 standard chicken eggs too many to put under a broody Buff Orpington to hatch? This is her first time hatching eggs if it makes any difference.
    Last edited: May 23, 2016
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    If she is effectively covering all of them, it's a go. A well formed bowl like nest ( I prefer grass hay) makes it easier for a hen to cover the eggs. Good luck for a successful hatch.

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