I have a broody YAHOO!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Azriel, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. Azriel

    Azriel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been waiting for one of my Buff Orps to go broody, when I went to get eggs tonight, there she was all fluffed up growling at me. How many eggs can an average size BO sit on? I want to give her some of my home grown eggs.
     
  2. XxKiki_Bantam_BreederxX

    XxKiki_Bantam_BreederxX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My poor Old English bantam used to sit on 4 regular size(barred rock) eggs at a time. All of them hatched and she mothered them until they were more than double her size. [​IMG]

    I am guessing about 8 max. They naturally stop laying and go broody around 5. In between there should be okay. [​IMG]
     

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