Broodies ~ How many eggs have you put under them?

steffpeck

Songster
12 Years
Mar 25, 2007
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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??
 

txcarl1258

Songster
9 Years
Sep 11, 2010
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29
174
Pleasanton
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.
 

gryeyes

Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers
10 Years
Sep 22, 2009
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439
358
My slice of heaven in Somerset, CA
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.
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pgpoultry

Songster
10 Years
Oct 16, 2009
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Wales
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.

sandie
 

UGAchick

Songster
9 Years
Mar 7, 2010
355
11
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Riverside, CA
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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