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how many eggs can a bantam cochin cover?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Picco, Jun 14, 2007.

  1. Picco

    Picco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm getting hatching eggs tomorrow. How many will fit under my bantam cochin hen?
     
  2. Picco

    Picco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I forgot to add that they are standard size eggs.
     
  3. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Wow, I would say, 4 maybe 5?? Depends on how badly she wants to set!
     
  4. Carole AM

    Carole AM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe even more! I have a bantam cochin hen that just hatched 15 of her own eggs. I have another setting on 3 duck and 4 turkey eggs! There were 10 under one of the OEGB's!

    I figure they know how many they can handle.
     
  5. Msbear

    Msbear Fancy Banties

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    I was wondering what the outcome was. I searched this post in curiousity. My hen is on 5 of her own banty eggs and I keep second guessing the amount...like one will get left out in the cold...Tell me they will all be fine :aww
     
  6. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:My banty hen was setting on 13 eggs this summer, which was the idea of my father. She only hatched 4 on her own. She had no trouble taking care of the 18 chicks total that she ended up with, but she couldn't hatch them all. Only 7 or 8 of the eggs were viable.

    This hen only lays 7 eggs before going broody, so I would just go by that. They know how many they can sit. Unless you have some like my young hens that laid 26-30 eggs before going broody! That is way too many! I think I left them with 12 at most, and the most that one hen hatched was 7.
     
  7. Msbear

    Msbear Fancy Banties

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    Thanks, Shelley. Good info. I knew someone would come back quick with an answer...this place is grrrr-eat:)
     
  8. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hen is a silkie she is a small girl she has 11 under her all her own.
     

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