How many eggs can a 10 lb Sussex brood?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by stickers, Feb 12, 2011.

  1. stickers

    stickers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My huge light sussex hen went broody yesterday sitting on only 2 eggs. I gave her about 10 more eggs I had collected for my incubator which she greedily pulled under her! Looks like she could easily fit a few more. Does anyone know how many would be appropriate for her to handle?
    oops posted under the wrong subject.
     
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2011
  2. ghulst

    ghulst Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    keep in mind it is not only the number of eggs she can sit on , my lf cochin can fit 24 easy under her oversizeds booty, but how many chicks she can raise [​IMG] I wouldn't go over 16
     
  4. stickers

    stickers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Good point thanks for the advice I am going to put the rest of my BCM under her this am and that will make about 15-16 total.
     
  5. stickers

    stickers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    maxed out with 16 eggs under her and now down to 14. 1 broke and 1 disappeared.
     

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