How many eggs can she sit on?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by lillypurrs23, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. lillypurrs23

    lillypurrs23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our Cuckoo Maran, Alice, is broody, so today we got our fertile eggs in the mail because we're going to have her hatch them. We got a dozen, plus an extra egg was sent. I was wondering how many eggs she would be able to sit on- she's a Meyer Hatchery chicken, and i've heard people say they are undersized, but i'm not sure. The eggs we got are 3 Black copper maran eggs, 3 Silver penciled rock eggs, 3 light sussex eggs, & 4 blue laced red wyandotte eggs. They're pretty good sized eggs, I would say. She is sitting on 6 of them right now, and we've been researching how many she should be able to sit on and keep them all warm. Here are a couple pictures of her, so you can see her size, the second one is for comparison to a person xP (Although don't compare her to my hand, because my hands are small)
    Also, she's a pretty light chicken, she is about 7 months old. (If not, then a few weeks older)
    Please no comments saying that she can't hatch them because it's winter, or she's too young or something, because the coop is heated & she is very dedicated, we've seen her turn the eggs and all that.
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  2. math ace

    math ace Overrun With Chickens

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    I have a hatchery partridge rock and she laid, hid, and was sitting on 1 dozen eggs before we found her hiding spot. NAUGHTY girl!

    So, a dozen is do able....
     
  3. lillypurrs23

    lillypurrs23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All right, I think we'll possibly start out with 8 for now, but if we do put a dozen under her, we'd end up putting the extra one, also.
     

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