Getting ready to give a broody hen some eggs. How many?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Sharedspirit, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. Sharedspirit

    Sharedspirit Out Of The Brooder

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    Mar 19, 2008
    Doddridge County WV
    I have two broody hens right now. How many eggs should I let each girl have?
     
  2. jen5680

    jen5680 Southside Silkie Shack

    Jun 18, 2009
    SW Ohio
    If they are bantams about 6-8, if they are full size up to 12.
     
  3. Sharedspirit

    Sharedspirit Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you! We usually use our incubator but we are going to let these two girls have some eggs. The are very determined!
     
  4. chick4chicks

    chick4chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 6, 2008
    N.E. Pa.
    Wow, I guess my broody hens were overworked, they are bantams. The one had 20 eggs under her the other one had 6. I didn't want to disturb them to see how many each had til they started hatching. They hatched 18 chicks out of 26 eggs, all were fertile just quit developing. [​IMG] for my broody's. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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