What's the largest amount of chicks your hen has had at once?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chicken farmer, Oct 16, 2013.

  1. chicken farmer

    chicken farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm wandering what the highest number of chicks your hen has had at once and see how ''busy'' your hen was and see how big of a family she had! The most my hen has had at once was 4
     
  2. micah O

    micah O Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They should be able to get 10+
     
  3. chicken farmer

    chicken farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes,whats the most one of your hen has held?
     
  4. Suzie

    Suzie Overrun With Chickens

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    I have a bantam hen... she is called "Teeny" for obvious reasons... she went missing for 10 days... I eventually found her in a bale of straw, she had a conical shaped nest and there were over twenty eggs in there ( not all her eggs ).... I moved her into a cage with all of the eggs - she hatched fifteen of them...amazing!
     
  5. chicken farmer

    chicken farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow thats awesome any pictures?
     
  6. micah O

    micah O Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not quit sure think it was about 8
     
  7. Suzie

    Suzie Overrun With Chickens

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    Sadly no...I tend to forget to take photographs! I had to remove some of them from her as I was afraid she would crush them as there were so many...my Silkie " Maman" became the new Mom for seven of them...
     
  8. chicken farmer

    chicken farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I understand completely and its good your silkie got to be momma too
     

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