How many eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BarredRocks3, Jan 13, 2014.

  1. BarredRocks3

    BarredRocks3 Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 1, 2013
    New Hampshire
    I plan to hatch some eggs for a friend, he wants six chicks. How many eggs should I put in my incubator, 6 or more???
  2. JDchicks

    JDchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2012
    Southeast Alabama
    Unfortunately there is no right answer to this. You could put in 6 eggs, and get 6 or 4 or 0 chicks. I put 11 eggs in with my last hatch and only had 5 chicks.

    If you put in more than the 6 eggs, would you be able to keep or find homes for the extra chicks that you friend doesn't want? If not, I would stay with the minimum, cause you can always incubate more.

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