No. of eggs under hen?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by imran_uh, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. imran_uh

    imran_uh In the Brooder

    Jun 24, 2008
    Karachi, Pakistan
    How many eggs you can put under a broody hen? Somebody told me u can put 25 eggs. I wonder how she'll manage then.
  2. therealsilkiechick

    therealsilkiechick ShowGirl Queen

    Jul 18, 2007
    Northwestern, pa
    [​IMG], well that depends on what breed hen and how detumined they r and the size of the eggs u use. i've had 1 silkie hen who was a clepto and stole half of her clutch,lol. she ended up on 21 silkie eggs and hatched. [​IMG] when i put copper black marans under them i could fit no more than 2-3 eggs for each one. [​IMG]

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