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How many large eggs can a bantam hatch?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by UBkevy, Jul 2, 2011.

  1. UBkevy

    UBkevy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have decided to get silkies and a few bantam cochins to hatch out eggs for me. But I do not know how many large eggs they can hatch. And if any colors are better at it then others.
     
  2. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    I usually put 6 - 8 eggs.
     
  3. GardeNerd

    GardeNerd Chillin' With My Peeps

    5 large eggs is the most my bantam cochins can completely cover.
     
  4. jeepchick

    jeepchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    gave my japanese bantam 6 guinea eggs to sit on and she wiggled them under...put 2 more in front of her and she looked at me like i had a screw loose. went back to check her lke 15 minutes later andd she had pushed them away....so 6 is her limit for guinea eggs. [​IMG]
     
  5. UBkevy

    UBkevy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok, so if i wanted to hatch out 25 hens a season, thats approx 50 chicks. So I need atleast 8 hens, and if I buy shipped hatching egss then i would need no less then 10 hens haha
     
  6. Theapplechicks

    Theapplechicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my banty sat on 9 and it was too many. One to two were always sticking out and they were a mix of large eggs and banty eggs
     
  7. Theapplechicks

    Theapplechicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:only 4 hatched.
     
  8. vickie2133

    vickie2133 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My banty is currently hiding out (I found her in a old dog house), but she is covering 11 eggs some are banty eggs and some are regular eggs.
     
  9. ChickieWoo

    ChickieWoo Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for posting this. I have 2 broody bantam hens and I was wondering the same thing. Not sure, I just gave them 2 regular size eggs. Now I can give them the rest that I have.
     
  10. Hazelrah

    Hazelrah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you may be asking the wrong question - I would question how many large chicks can a banty hen keep warm? Here is my Lisa with her 5 week old lf chick on their first night in the big coop. [​IMG]
     

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