Different egg sizes in the same nest

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by racuda, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you have a combination of large, and very small eggs in a nest would the large eggs prevent the the hens body from being close enough to incubate the small eggs?
     
  2. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    hmm intersting question I would assume not but I dont know someone will though
     
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    No it won't affect them in the nest. In the incubator is where the problem lies. The hen will make do and keep them all warm, just like they can set on 1-15 or more eggs with no problems. They will adapt [​IMG]
     
  4. Fox

    Fox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I had fine luck in the incubator with different sized eggs, but bad luck with different sized eggs under my hen. I had 7 eggs under her of different sizes. Only one large egg hatched and only two smalls. [​IMG] A friend told me they can just have trouble with different sizes, like extra large to large with smalls.
     
  5. Dirt Road

    Dirt Road Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I always had poor hatches when I tried mixing different sizes of eggs under hens. I don't do that any more.

    Jim
     

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