how many eggs under a broody booted bantam

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  1. chickenjoe12

    chickenjoe12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    one of my hens is semi broody (she puffs up and does what a normal broody does but is still laying eggs) and i was wondering how many eggs (of hers and her sisters)i could fit under her???
     
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    XxMingirlxX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What kind of eggs do you want to incubate? Large eggs or bantam eggs?
     
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Rule of thumb is as many eggs as she can cover comfortably. Too many eggs will make it hard for her to keep every one warm and your hatch rate and chick quality will suffer.
     
  4. chickenjoe12

    chickenjoe12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok i think she can fit about okish so ill go with 8
     

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