broody hen

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by omartorres, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. omartorres

    omartorres Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 6, 2011
    Hello every body i have a game hen that got broody yesterday she sat on 7 or 8 cubalaya bantam eggs i have 3 nesting boxes and her eggs are beside the nesting box she is at but i dont know why she got broody on her eggs my question is how many eggs can she get broody on? i have 4 bantam eggs from a nother chicken and she layed 6 eggs but i dont think i can put all of them in there.Thanks[​IMG]
  2. ChicKat

    ChicKat Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Not sure, but I can give your post a bump.

    Full sized chickens...more eggs, smaller hens fewer---- I guess all that she can 'cover'. Maybe a dozen.... Hope a BYC expert stops in and gives you the better answer....

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