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Can a normal sized hen sit and hatch bantie eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ragerkid2, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. ragerkid2

    ragerkid2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have bandied but I would love to have some and have one of my light brahmas hatch them.
     
  2. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    I'd use an incubator or buy chicks if I were you. She'd probably step on the eggs or chicks if she isn't careful enough. [​IMG]
     
  3. Frannabelle

    Frannabelle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Give it a try, cousin of mine has raised bantams under her standard hens
     
  4. featherfooted

    featherfooted Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree give it a try. I've had standard and banty broody hens hatch both standard and banty eggs as well as duck eggs. In fact my hens are better at hatching duck eggs than the ducks. I almost always get a 100% hatch from the hens with duck eggs. I just had a banty EE hen hatch 6 out of 6 Snowy Mallard eggs.
     

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