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

    Feb 8, 2010
    Ridgefield CT
    or will she squish the little things? She's a big girl, 7 or 8 pounds.
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    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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