how many eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by gemma24, Apr 4, 2016.

  1. gemma24

    gemma24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 4, 2016
    my bantam, broody hen violet, has been sitting on nine eggs for about 2 weeks, and that's fine but I don't want nine more chickens!!how many do you think will hatch?
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    It depends entirely on your flock's fertility and your hen's ability. I've had a hen hatch 10 chicks from 10 eggs in the past, I also had a completely failed hatch. You can candle them to determine how many are developing.
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon

    This is where that old saying "don't count your chickens before they hatch" comes into play. You could wind up with nine, you could wind up with zero. Impossible to say.

    If you don't want all the babies, it's easy enough to sell them off after they're fully feathered.

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