what the amount of eggs a hen will start sitting on

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by mbnewby, Jan 25, 2011.

  1. mbnewby

    mbnewby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what the amount of eggs a hen will start sitting on
     
  2. KOTurkeyRanch

    KOTurkeyRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It various from hen to hen. Some lay on 1 others lay on 5, while most lay on 12-20
     
  3. mbnewby

    mbnewby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she has five and seems to be nesting already
     
  4. ziggywiggy

    ziggywiggy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had one set on three. I also had one start setting on ten and in a week she was setting on 14. So keep checking. I would mark the five she is currently setting on and mark your calender for 28 days. If she lays more eggs, she will leave them when the earlier eggs hatch so have an incubator ready in 27 days. I always have an incubator ready just in case something goes wrong and trust me a lot can go wrong. Set it up a little early.
     
  5. pascopol

    pascopol Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:There is no rules, each hen is different, some will seat on empty nest when their hormones kick in.
     

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