Maximum # that will fit under a broody BO?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by One Acre Wonder Farm, May 13, 2010.

  1. One Acre Wonder Farm

    One Acre Wonder Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 20, 2009
    Vermont
    How many do I dare stuff under my broody buff Orpington?
     
  2. Colonel77

    Colonel77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mar 10, 2010
    Glasgow, MO
    I won't be much help but it may give you an idea...


    I have 17 Guinea eggs under a bantam sized hen. She is a big bantam, about the size of a 4 month old BO Pullet. She covers them well and they are all doing well.
     
  3. One Acre Wonder Farm

    One Acre Wonder Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 20, 2009
    Vermont
    Wowzer! My old english game bantams can cover about 3 LF eggs!

    I put 11 eggs under her, but I have 16 eggs. I wonder if she can cover them all? I'd hate to lose any of these eggs by putting them under her when they should have gone in the bator...
     
  4. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

    Nov 25, 2007
    High Desert, CA
    I can fit about 12-14 under my JG hens (comfortably) and about 8-10 under my smaller LF breeds like Javas and salmon Faverolles.
     
  5. justtoni44

    justtoni44 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 13, 2010
    oregon
    My Sussex is siitting 16.her idea ot mine. She is 4 days into it .so Idon't know if she will finish all of them
    Good Luck
     
  6. justtoni44

    justtoni44 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 13, 2010
    oregon
    My Sussex is siitting 16.her idea ot mine. She is 4 days into it .so Idon't know if she will finish all of them
    Good Luck
     
  7. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Let me put it this way - I have three broody BO's sharing ONE cat box and I think there are 30 eggs in there. This is gonna be one heck of a hatch.
     

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