How many eggs can a broody handle?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jwatts, May 25, 2012.

  1. jwatts

    jwatts Songster

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    I am curious to know how many eggs a hen can handle under her? Normal 6-8 lb. hen
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité

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    Up to 18 if it's a big hen. Mine usually lay 12 before they sit.
     

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