Controlling Brood Sizes

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by itgns, Aug 30, 2013.

  1. itgns

    itgns Out Of The Brooder

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    Can you control the size of a hen's brood? Would it be bad to take eggs away from her if you only want her to have a certain amount of chicks? Or would it just be best to let her hatch as many as possible and then give away any chicks you don't want to keep?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Many restrict the number of eggs in a hen's clutch as a population control measure.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I'm the human and the one buying feed, I decide how many eggs are brooded.
     

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