Broody Pullet - Can I set her on smaller Pullet eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MIKE555444, Oct 7, 2009.

  1. MIKE555444

    MIKE555444 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Broody Pullet - Can I set her on smaller Pullet eggs?

    Wil I have problems with the smaller eggs hatching?
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

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    It is possible some of the smaller pullet eggs will hatch, but the odds of the chick dying in the shell because they are too big to turn in the shell or that the chick will be born with a deformity is higher than if you can use normal sized eggs. I understand your eagernesss, but I would wait.
     
  3. MIKE555444

    MIKE555444 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I found someone local with fertile Golden Comet eggs...

    Her pullets have been laying for about 2 months but the eggs aren't full size yet....

    I picked the larger ones set them under the hen...

    I hope they hatch anyway lol
     
  4. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

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    I just hatched some pullet Marans eggs. They were shipped as well, and I still got 4 chicks out of 8 eggs. I don't remember the chicks having any trouble hatching. I did lose one before pip. I think you'll have good luck with them.
     
  5. mahalo4

    mahalo4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hatched 1 pullet egg 2 hatches ago and it hatched was anxious to see what 1 of my mutts would look like had no problem his name is rudy he was small but he caught up quick! [​IMG]
     

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