Safe number of chicks can cochin raise.?
When my cochin goes broody - I want to slip some day old chicks under her when the time is right. To get what I want, it looks like I'll have to order some. More than I want, so I'll let her raise the most important ones and I'll work with the others. What is an average number of chicks a hen can easily raise.?? 5 or 6 or what ?? She has done this before. I don't want to overwhelm her and have some die from exposure. Just don't know what is an average number of chicks most hens raise.