The max and the hatch!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chicken500, Feb 8, 2009.

  1. chicken500

    chicken500 Out Of The Brooder

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    What is the max amount of eggs a broody hen can have under her?
    What is the max you have had under a hen and how many chicks from that batch hatched?
    I have 18 eggs under my standard hen and I want to see if they can all hatch.
    She has the following eggs under her.
    3-large eggs
    6-banty
    9-standard
    So do you guys and gals think they all have a chance?
     
  2. aberfitch

    aberfitch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    not all will hatch. over 12 of her sized egg is pushing it. unless you have a well insulated nest, as well as being deep, that will raise the hatch rate.
     
  3. chicken500

    chicken500 Out Of The Brooder

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    The nest is deep and all the eggs fit under her very well.
     

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