nuber of eggs per brooding hen

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by cjsef295, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. cjsef295

    cjsef295 New Egg

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    I was wondering how many eggs i can place with my BO hen this is my first attempt at hatching eggs.[​IMG]
     
  2. Karlachix

    Karlachix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome!

    It's most important that the chicken be able to completely cover the eggs with her body. If there are too many eggs there will be cold spots that will kill the chicks and as the chicken moves the eggs around in the nest, all of the eggs could potentially cycle through the cold spot.

    So it depends on the size of the chicken. BO's are usually pretty big. What about 7 or 8?
     

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