How many chicks can a good hen raise?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kelly52862, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. kelly52862

    kelly52862 Out Of The Brooder

    92
    1
    41
    Mar 8, 2011
    Kentucky
    I have a hen with 8 chicks and just hatched 20 from the incubator. Was thinking of added to her, but wondered what was the max number. What is the most a good hen can handle?
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by