What's The Most Eggs Your Hen Has Sat On?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Je33ieg, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. Je33ieg

    Je33ieg Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a broody silkie bantam hen currently sitting on 4 eggs; how many more do you think she can handle?
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    What breed are the eggs?

    I don't have chickens but I did have a Mallard that sat on 22 eggs.
     
  3. Je33ieg

    Je33ieg Out Of The Brooder

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    I have her on 3 silkie eggs and one easter egger egg. the reason i'm asking is because i have a neighbor who wants my hen to sit on some of their's, but i'm not sure how much more room she has! :)
     
  4. satay

    satay oz-e-chick

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    I think for her size I would not go more than 6 -8 she needs to be able to cover them and turn them.
     

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