are they to young

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by bullrider, Jul 26, 2008.

  1. bullrider

    bullrider Songster

    Jul 26, 2008
    can my chickens get chicks on there first time ever laying eggs (there eggs are kind of small) i do have a rooster in with them she has layed 4 eggs and i just left them in there hopeing they would hatch
  2. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

    May 24, 2007
    From what I've learned you should wait until you have larger eggs to leave under a broody hen. Chicks can't grow in the small eggs.

    You didn't mention if you have a broody hen? If you don't have a broody who is wanting to sit on them 24/7 then you cannot have chicks hatch. The eggs have to be incubated either by you in the house in an incubator or under a hen who sits on them for roughly 21 days.

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