how many eggs under really small bantam?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by erinm, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. erinm

    erinm Posting For A change

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    Hi,

    i have a d'uccle millie who went broody yesterday and she is really really tiny. How many eggs can I put under her? Anyone any ideas? She weighs oh i would say less tha a 1 lb to a lb. ErinM
     
  2. Lach Cnoc Farm

    Lach Cnoc Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dont think you could "safely" fit more than 3 regular-sized chicken eggs under her. MAYBE 4 silkie/banty eggs, but that might be pushing it.
     
  3. ghulst

    ghulst Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try as many as she can cover.
     
  4. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    all depends on the nest box.. a nice fit then you can put more.
     

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