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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by new chick 203, Sep 10, 2012.
or will she squish the little things? She's a big girl, 7 or 8 pounds.
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.