How many eggs can a BO incubate?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Godiva, Aug 8, 2008.

  1. Godiva

    Godiva Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have only done bantam broodys thus far and was wondering if Queenie will also do just about 8 full size eggs or if I will be able to get quite a few more under her. Anyone had experience with this breed brooding?
     
  2. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bet you could get more than 8 under a BO - they are big ole fluffy butted chickens! I'd think you could get at least 10-12.
     
  3. YeOleBroodie

    YeOleBroodie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my BO gals sat on 14 B.O. eggs and hatched them all.
    I thought she was pushing the limits...lol... but she did it.
    Happy hatching. [​IMG]
     
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  4. Godiva

    Godiva Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess I will see how many 'fit' and just put any extras in the 'bator! It is so much easier having them under a hen I must say, last time I candled at 7 days and put the extras in to replace the ones that didn't make it, shipped eggs [​IMG] I'll do the same with her.
     
  5. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    That would epend a lot on the size of the eggs-as many as she can comfortably cover. I currently have aRhode Island Red Bantam hen setting on 14 OEGB eggs.
     
  6. luvzmybabz

    luvzmybabz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    funny that you ask this I just came in from egg gathering and found out I have a broody BO thank goodness I made an agreement about chicks for the rest of the year but hubbie will not make me break a broody so ........................her chickie chickie
     
  7. siz8003

    siz8003 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My broodie is on 10 now but there were 12( I took 2 not fertiles out)
     
  8. perrym1962

    perrym1962 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would think 12 or 15 should be no problem for a BO.[​IMG]
     
  9. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    We give our BO girls about 14 eggs when they sit. They can easily handle that many.

    Jody
     

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