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How many eggs for a broody hen?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by warmfuzzies, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. warmfuzzies

    warmfuzzies Songster

    Feb 15, 2009
    Boondocks, Colorado
    OK, I just got done reading 20 pages and cannot find this info...

    And I have stuff to do! So I am asking. I have a broody giant Cochin hen. She has 8 eggs under her, and I am wondering if I can stick 4 or so more under there. I dont know how many she can cover.
     

  2. i think 10 or 12 but i wouldent puiut any now after she has started to incubate the 8 eggs . they will hatch at differenyt times and the first hatch chicks might pick on the newbees that hatch a week later
     
  3. warmfuzzies

    warmfuzzies Songster

    Feb 15, 2009
    Boondocks, Colorado
    Well I just put them under her now, I just wondered If she could do more.
     
  4. needtohatch

    needtohatch Songster

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    I would say it is fine as long as it is with in 24 hrs and she should be fine with 12.
     

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