ah ha!!!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by siz8003, Aug 7, 2007.

  1. siz8003

    siz8003 Songster

    Jul 31, 2007
    I got one! my white black tailed japs are laying! now what do I do with the tiny little egg? she is not sitting on it can i give it to an older hen?
  2. rosyposyosy

    rosyposyosy Songster

    Jul 11, 2007
    if your older hen is broody. if it is too little to eat you can save it by letting it dry out. i hear they are cute decorations.
  3. siz8003

    siz8003 Songster

    Jul 31, 2007
    well IDK if she is or not I put the egg in with her an she sat on it right away so maybe?[​IMG]
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Well, after they lay an egg they will sit around for awhile sometimes to enjoy their egg. But personally I don't bother trying to hatch pullet eggs. They are too small and if a chick did form, it might not be strong enough since the egg is so small.
  5. okiechick57

    okiechick57 Songster

    Definition of pullet is? sorry to lazy to look it up..........
  6. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    A pullet is a first time layer(young hen). Thier eggs are smaller at first..then get larger with time. Most people do not hatch them out due to size. It is also likely they will not be fertile.
  7. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    I would not try to hatch a first egg. It really isn't a quality egg.
  8. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    N. Louisiana
    My Old English Bantams lay tiny eggs, too. Here are some of the things I do with them since I get so many:

    Let the hens collect till they go broody, let them raise the babies for me to sell to help meet expenses

    Hatch them in the bator to raise to sell

    Collect them and when I have a lot cook them and feed them to the birds

    Collect them and cook them for ourselves so I have more regular sized eggs to sell

    Sell them for half price (or less).
  9. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    Quote:Do you have a jap roo? I'd like to see a picture.
  10. siz8003

    siz8003 Songster

    Jul 31, 2007
    ya i do have one but i have no idea how to get the pics on here. how long can i have the egg in the nest till it is bad?

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: