how many eggs can you give a hen?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Johnn, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. Johnn

    Johnn Overrun With Chickens

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    i have a light sussex hen who usually goes broody i always just give 4-6 eggs to her because im scared to over do her like i did with my welsummer who had 26 eggs under her and i cudnt take any away because i didnt no wich was wich, could i fit more then 8eggs under my light sussex hen?
     
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Depends on bird size. Is your Light Sussex a HUGE hen from imported lines or a hatchery based hen? [​IMG]


    A big girl I could trust a little over 12 eggs under.

    An average girl I could trust 11 eggs under.
     
  3. poseygrace

    poseygrace Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a medium-sized Buckeye that I just put 9 eggs under and she did great with them. Good luck!
     
  4. Johnn

    Johnn Overrun With Chickens

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    shes quite big and i got her off my friend
     

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