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How many eggs have you had under a broody hen?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Joey8765, Nov 28, 2010.

  1. Joey8765

    Joey8765 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2010
    The most i've ever had was 7 under a bantam and 5 of them hatched. [​IMG]
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    8 under a LF mutt. Two were killed during incubation by another broody. As of yesterday, 4 hatched; this AM will tell the story of the other two.

    Seems like I've read on here of 20 something eggs under a hen recently.
  3. midget_farms

    midget_farms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Dunlap Illinois
    i have 5 under a buff Orp now - not really trying - but she went broody so I figured Id give he a few. another week to go.
  4. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

    Mar 16, 2009
    onchiota NY
    9 under one Silkie ( 6 of my BLRW-3 split lav silkie eggs-mine)
    6 under another silkie ( 5 of my BLRW-1 of my Olive egger eggs)
    5 under another silkie ( 2 of my BLRW-3 of my split lav silkie eggs)

    All my split lav silkies went broody [​IMG] so If Im not getting eggs for a long time Im going to have a good reason not to have eggs as I dont want to get that bator out again:)
  5. hathor.az

    hathor.az New Egg

    Jul 4, 2010
    we had 5 turkey eggs and two chicken eggs under a leghorn.
    All 5 turkey eggs hatched.[​IMG]
    But the chicken eggs did not:(
  6. BlackBrookPoultry

    BlackBrookPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2010
    Western Wisconsin
    My call duck hen sat on a nest of 12 eggs this summer. All 12 hatched.
  7. cat1994

    cat1994 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 12, 2010
    Southeast MO
    Quote:Way to go [​IMG] I hope my lil call duck hen is as good as youra!! [​IMG]
  8. Shanda

    Shanda Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 20, 2010
    Elk Grove, CA
    I have 7 under a bantam cochin right now....I put 6 under there and mysteriously another full size egg ended up under there. Today is day 21. Two have hatched so far.
  9. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    Recently I had a hen sit and hatch 15 eggs. She is part silkie, part OEG LF, so not all that big, but most of her eggs were either BR, leghorn, or OEG.

    I'm sure that 15 is about average around here, even the little OEGB's get at least 10.
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2010
  10. Jane Jill Jack

    Jane Jill Jack Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2010
    My Black Star hen was a mother of eight chicks, but she started with about 12 eggs. We only had one rooster for 20 chickens though.

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