How many eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by flock-mama, May 31, 2008.

  1. flock-mama

    flock-mama Songster

    May 30, 2008
    Bayfield colorado
    How many eggs can one hen handle? I have read up to 8 eggs/chicks to one hen. Is this true? I don't want to make her raise more than she can handle. Thanks flock-mama
  2. Jaimi

    Jaimi In the Brooder

    Mar 1, 2008
    North Central Alabama
    I had one gold and one silver Seabright get out of out coop one summer. The Gold returned a few weeks later with 16...I have no earthy idea how she managed, but she did. Obviously they wern't all hers, but she mamaged to care for and raise them all. Only lost one of the whole patch and 3 weeks.

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