broody banties

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Easter eggers, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. Easter eggers

    Easter eggers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 4, 2011
    How many full size eggs can a bantie sit on?
  2. Scooter&Suzie

    Scooter&Suzie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 23, 2011
    Depends on the breed and size of the hen. Maybe 2-3. What breed of bantam are you thinking about? What breed will the eggs be? My silkie can sit on about 4 "normal" chicken eggs. Try to put several eggs under your broody. Wait about an hour and see how many she was able to keep warm. If you wanna be careful, try to hatch one or two eggs less then she can keep warm, unless only two fit under her. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2012

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