put 10 eggs under my BO, is that too many?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by willkatdawson, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. willkatdawson

    willkatdawson Songster

    Mar 31, 2008
    Ga
    She's a standard Buff Orpington, and this is her 3rd year to hatch, but the most she's ever hatched at one time was 8. Will the 10 eggs be too much for her? She seems to have all of them under her well, but I don't want to stress her out.
    Thanks,
    http://thewannabecountrygirl.com/millie-and-her-brood-part-1/
     
  2. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Crowing

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    10 is just fine. 'Mama Hen' covered 12 a couple years ago and 11 last year. She is a scrawny Buff Orp. Not sure why, but she has just always been on the slim side. She will be 6 years old at the end of this month and has raised a clutch each and every year since she was 1.

    Matt
     
  3. willkatdawson

    willkatdawson Songster

    Mar 31, 2008
    Ga
    Thanks! that makes me fell better.
     
  4. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Crowing

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    Just for your amusement:
    2010 Picture
    2009 Picture
    2008 Picture

    2008 she only had 4 and would not let me see them. In fact I didn't get a good picture of the babies till they were several weeks old.

    '06 and '07 I don't have pictures of online. She only raised a few each year. Until last year she never once lost a chick to a predator.

    Matt
     
  5. HHandbasket

    HHandbasket The Chickeneer

    I have an American game sitting on 10 right now. There were 11.... I don't know where the other one went.
     
  6. willkatdawson

    willkatdawson Songster

    Mar 31, 2008
    Ga
    Quote:Love the 08 pic........nothing better than a 'beach ball' broody!
     

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