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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by luvchicks8, May 7, 2011.

  1. luvchicks8

    luvchicks8 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2009
    new Hampshire
    I have a LF cochin who is setting on eggs, I mean ALOT of them I think she has about 20 plus under her? Can she really handle that many?
     
  2. luvchicks8

    luvchicks8 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2009
    new Hampshire
    Anyone know? should I remove some?
     
  3. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I have had only one broody hen hatch out chicks, so I'm no expert.

    If it were me, I would let her have them as long as her bottom was covering them. Also, they might have developed already (!) and I wouldn't want to kill chicks.

    Just my 2 cents!

    I have read about big fluffy Buff Orpingtons handling 20 eggs before, but I have only read about it.
     

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