Broodies ~ How many eggs have you put under them?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by steffpeck, Oct 2, 2010.

  1. steffpeck

    steffpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
    Erda, UT
    I just read in another post that someone had 25 eggs under their broody. I have had 13 before, and I thought that was a lot. What is the highest number of eggs you have had under a broody at one time??
  2. txcarl1258

    txcarl1258 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2010
    My BA had 15 of her eggs under her and covered them all quite well. I did not put them there she just laid them all. I have had some American Game hens hatch out 15+. It all depends on the size of the hen and the size of the eggs.
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    A measeley five, plus a golf ball.

    Obviously, I've never loaded shipped (or saved) eggs under my two girls who have gone broody.

    Just thought I'd post a number at the low end for comparison. [​IMG]
  4. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 16, 2009
    Enough for the hen to be able to cover without any being outside of her body area. The number will depend on the breed (size) of the hen and the size of the eggs.

  5. UGAchick

    UGAchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 7, 2010
    Athens, GA
    Under one broody bantam I had 3 bantam eggs and 12 seramas eggs. Under another broody I had 10 LF and a golf ball. It's amazing how they can spread themselves over those eggs!

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