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Light Sussex Laying Under 12 Eggs!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Squirtchy2009, Sep 4, 2009.

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  1. Squirtchy2009

    Squirtchy2009 Songster

    Aug 28, 2009
    My light sussex hen (Dorothy) is laying under 12 fertalized eggs :eek:

    Ive heard of hens laying on 10 but 12 i was suprised i could even fit them under her [​IMG]

  2. eggsrcool

    eggsrcool Sussex Fanatic

    [​IMG] My Light Sussex (who was called Mother Hen [​IMG] ) once went on the compost heap and sat on 14 eggs and 10 hatched well, 3 are still alive and just celebrated their 4th birthday! [​IMG] Good luck!
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2009
  3. bloomnbeauty

    bloomnbeauty Delux Cluxs

    Sep 16, 2008
    N Florida
    I had a hen in the spring that sat on 20! 14 of them hatched. She hid the nest and I didnt find it until she had been sitting on them for two weeks.
  4. mulia24

    mulia24 Songster

    then, good luck with the eggs and hen.

  5. DuckLady

    DuckLady ~~~Administrator~~~BYC Store Support Staff Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    NE Washington State
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