How Many Eggs??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Chick_in_Indiana, Oct 26, 2008.

  1. Chick_in_Indiana

    Chick_in_Indiana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is a good number of eggs to put under a medium sized broody hen? With it getting cold out now I dont want to put too many for her to handle when they hatch.[​IMG]
     
  2. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

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    I don't have experience in this area but what I've read/heard would lead me to say about 7 to 8 eggs under a medium size girl.

    I'm sure someone with real experience will come along and give you 'for sure' advice.
     
  3. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I was going to suggest 8 this time of year to be sure she can cover them adequately.

    Jody
     

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