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How many eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by fowl farm, May 23, 2012.

  1. fowl farm

    fowl farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was wondering how many eggs will be in a hens nest before she starts sitting. Ours are Red Sex-link.
     
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Well, it's really not a number of eggs, it's a hormonal thing. You could have several eggs in a nest, and if a hen's not broody, she won't set on them.
     
  3. fowl farm

    fowl farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do they have a minimum but no max?
     
  4. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    If a hen goes broody she goes broody and dosnt seem to care if there are eggs or not some people use golf balls and wooden eggs (not shure why ) ect .
     
  5. sharebear29

    sharebear29 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm pretty new to this...but when mine went broody none of them went until there was A LOT like around 20.

    I didn't realize it wasn't the number of eggs. I was surprised there were so many....but only a few hatched. :(
     

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