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

Ridgerunner

Crossing the Road
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Feb 2, 2009
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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.
 

MIKE555444

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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
 

juliechick

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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.
 

mahalo4

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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!
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