Another broody! How many eggs to give her?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by birdbrain5, May 6, 2011.

  1. birdbrain5

    birdbrain5 Songster

    Aug 2, 2010
    Well im not thrilled because last time i had a broody it was a bantam so i couldnt put much under her, and it was tough because i had no where to put her so the others wouldnt keep going in and laying new eggs with her. so this time im going to have to mark the eggs and try to seperate her. she was sitting all day yesterday and now today, so i figured i might as well take advantage and put some eggs under her to save bator space [​IMG] question is, how many eggs can i fit under a LF hen? shes a leghorn x so its not like shes a real big girl, bigger than an average leghorn but not by much. Also, if she has been sitting two days is it safe to say she should sit for the duration?
    Last edited: May 6, 2011
  2. pdsavage

    pdsavage Sussex Monarch

    Mar 27, 2008
    I had 8 eggs under a bantam cochin she hatched 7 out of 8.They where EE eggs.
    Last edited: May 6, 2011
  3. Ms.Frizzle

    Ms.Frizzle Songster

    Apr 15, 2011
    I usually set around 8 under my Black Australorp, unless she manages to steal extra when she first starts setting. She's a little on the smaller side, in my opinion.

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