how many under a broody?

flip9109

Songster
12 Years
Jan 14, 2008
209
2
131
st paul mn
I have a broody in her own condo, i ordered 12+ eggs from someone on here and they are sending 20. so how many can she handle?
 

Frizzledhen

Spear Gunnin' Coons
12 Years
Feb 17, 2007
886
6
161
Michigan
My banty cochins have a hard time sitting 12 eggs, 10 seems to be a good number and I don't feel I have to watch all the time to make sure they are all covered.
 

jkcove08

Songster
12 Years
Apr 12, 2007
972
3
161
Iowa
It depends on the size of the eggs. If you get tiny serama or OEG eggs you can fit more then if you get standard eggs. I would suggest candling the shipped eggs when you get them to make sure there are no airsacs that have broke loose. I have never had an egg with an air sac that was totally loose develope. Also you can look for hairline cracks and other things that might make then harder for her to hatch. Pick about 10 that look like the least damage could have been done to them and place those under her. Good luck, Jenn
 

flip9109

Songster
12 Years
Jan 14, 2008
209
2
131
st paul mn
It a bantam hen, The eggs I the 12 eggs i ordered are seramas but he is including others here is the post:

i included the sparks eggs laid today which was 4 and a jerry s. eggs, which is a scna line, also several extras from black, black mottled, laced, and a silkie or two for a total of around 20

do you think I can fit all the seramas?
 

ae50mag

Songster
12 Years
Nov 2, 2007
391
0
139
fairplay, south carolina
THEY ARE ALL 20 SERAMAS---EGGS-- NO OTHER BREED--


i think several will fit, i did not know you were using a bird to hatch. do you also have a incubator. i wish you luck. but if you have any one that can incubate them also that would be great, the eggs marked bs/js make sure you try your best to hatch those..


frank
 
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