Can you put bantam eggs under LF broody?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by new chick 203, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. new chick 203

    new chick 203 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    or will she squish the little things? She's a big girl, 7 or 8 pounds.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    A lot depends on the individual hen. I have had large fowl hens who readily hatched bantam eggs, and I have had others who were very clumsy and broke standard bird eggs. One thing that helps protect the eggs is a well formed, bowl shaped nest with lots of bedding (grass hay is my favorite) to cushion the eggs.
     

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