Orpington maximum clutch size

pudellvr

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What is the largest number of eggs an orpington can handle? I have a great momma lav orpington that has gone broody. Need to get some eggs.
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forgetful

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It is suggested that a hen can sit on 12-14 eggs relative to her size. So large eggs with a large hen- 12-14. Bantam hen with bantam eggs-around 12. Bantam eggs under a large hen? Many more than that. Perhaps even double the number. The only precaution with a large number of eggs is she may have difficulty sitting on them, and may accidentally break a few. Maybe 10 would be a good number?
 
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