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Can I give bantam cochin broody hen regular sized chicken eggs to sit on?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chicklets81, Apr 15, 2017.

  1. chicklets81

    chicklets81 Chirping

    Mar 10, 2017
    The hen that was "teasing" me a few days ago, is now full time in the nesting box! yippee!

    Now, I only saved 1 egg from her (I put the others in the fridge) because I didn't think she was serious, and she hardly laid any eggs right before she went broody. Is it okay to give her regular fertile eggs that are non-bantam, even though they won't be her size as chickens?
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2017

  2. Yep! You just have to give her less than if you were giving her her own eggs. There are only so many a hen can cover
  3. Chicken Chat

    Chicken Chat Songster

    Jul 19, 2009
    Southern Illinois
    Bantam cochins will hatch duck eggs for you, she doesn't care they aren't hers, she just wants some babies! Congrats on the broody. None of my girls volunteered this year. Usually can't get them off the nest, now when I need one (my eggs are in lockdown in incubator) nobody is stepping forward to rear them. [​IMG]

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