Can She succesfully keep them warm?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MallyCat22, May 10, 2011.

  1. MallyCat22

    MallyCat22 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 6, 2010
    Weed C.A
    Hi, so this is my first broody EVER. This is also her first hatch. I got her 12 eggs to hatch now we are down to 10. I was wondering if she will be able to succesfully hatch and keep warm all 10 eggs. She's a bantam hen so i got her bantam eggs but im just worried that its to much for her to handle.
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Are they visible when she is setting? In this heat, she may do just fine with them. May as well let her try at this stage, right? Unless you have a bator and want to go that route.
  3. mmaddie's mom

    mmaddie's mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    I had a Banty broody successfully hatch and raise 13 in one batch... she hid some place to sit and hatch them and then brought them in.
    Good luck with your broody... they are wonderful! [​IMG]

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