Hatching under a broody

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kandooshe, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. kandooshe

    kandooshe Chillin' With My Peeps

    What is the appropriate number of eggs to hatch under a broody hen ?
     
  2. MuscovyMad

    MuscovyMad Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It depends on how big your hen is and what type of eggs your putting under them. [​IMG]
     
  3. JayByrd

    JayByrd New Egg

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    But could you give some parameters, or some examples of pushing the limits or whatever?
     
  4. Junkmanme

    Junkmanme Chillin' With My Peeps

    8-10 would be NO PROBLEM for a LF Buff Orpington hen...perhaps more.

    I have a smaller Gamehen that I would expect to be "overloaded" with 10 .....but perhaps NOT....?

    just some "off-the-wall" guesses.

    Try what you think. Go with that. See what comes up and out.

    ?????
    -Junkmanme- [​IMG]
     
  5. JayByrd

    JayByrd New Egg

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    Great! Thanks!
     

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