A wierd one..

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by lukewride, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. lukewride

    lukewride In the Brooder

    Mar 27, 2009
    I've been given what i've been told are 8 random bantam eggs from this nice fella who's got bantam hens in with not so bantam cockerals... they are truely huge!

    from what i could see they were all in good condition and alot of them were cross bred.

    some of the eggs were big and some really small..

    Dos anyone know if it will be ok to stick these under my broody hen?
    Its just i dont wanna hatch aload of ill cross bred wierd sized chickens is all..

    I'm guessing they'l be ok but i'm no expert.
  2. baldie

    baldie Songster

    Sep 25, 2008
    Douglas, MA
    Go for it. I have duck eggs under my bantam broody!! [​IMG]
  3. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

    Mar 17, 2008
    Your broody will do fine with them - but if you're working with multiple-generation cross-bred chickens there's no tellin' what's goin to pop outta those. You can always sell them if you don't like them. Mutts are pretty cool.
  4. bock

    bock Songster

    Oct 10, 2008
    Northern CA
    Go ahead, and put them under her!!! [​IMG] Just make sure not to put them ALL under one hen!!!

    P.s I LOVE SUPRISES!!!!!!!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
  5. Julie08

    Julie08 Songster

    May 19, 2008
    Ontario, Canada
    8 eggs would be fine for one hen.
  6. lukewride

    lukewride In the Brooder

    Mar 27, 2009
    yeah, i've put all 8 under her and shes dead keen..

    I was wondering whether the cockeral being a big, full size chicken and the hen being a bantam would cause issues with the chick?
    or will it just be a large bantam once it hatches?

    and also, would it still take 19-21 days to hatch or because some are bigger willl it take longer?

    as u can tell i'm a novice... but i'm trying!

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