~Is it OK to let a LF hen . . .

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by 1mommahen, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. 1mommahen

    1mommahen Love My Cluckin' Coop

    Mar 20, 2008
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    hatch some banty eggs?[​IMG] And how many can I put under her?[​IMG] Thanks![​IMG]
     
  2. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Yes, you can hatch bantam eggs under a LF hen. You can actually put more eggs than standard size eggs under her - I would say between 10-12... maybe a few more depending on the size of the hen.
     
  3. 1mommahen

    1mommahen Love My Cluckin' Coop

    Mar 20, 2008
    NJ
    Quote:Thanks green! Think that's better than the 'bator, right?[​IMG]
     
  4. Southerngirl

    Southerngirl Songster

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    Banties can hold 10-12 to hatch; my LF hens can incubate/hatch 17-20!!!!Just from my experiences!
     
  5. mstricer

    mstricer Crowing

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    My LF hens smashed some of my banty eggs, when they would get in and out of the nest to eat. I ended up removing the last 3 out of 7 when I picked on up and it was bleeding all over my hand due to smashing, 2 of the 3 hatched in bator.
     

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