how many eggs for broody

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by playswithfowl, Nov 5, 2007.

  1. playswithfowl

    playswithfowl One Earth!

    Jun 18, 2007
    I have a silkie who is broody nearly all of the time [​IMG] , and I was wondering how many bantam eggs is a good amount for her to set on and still have them hatch?
    Thank you, AJ
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    As many as she can keep covered 100% of the time where no eggs peek out the sides. I say 8-10 to be safe if she's the size of my girl who is almost 2lbs!

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