Can a hens first egg hatch?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Rosecomb-Ryan, Nov 27, 2008.

  1. Rosecomb-Ryan

    Rosecomb-Ryan East Indie Crazed

    Apr 12, 2008
    Sacramento CA
    Someone told me it is impossible.... and I have a egg that my Rosecomb pullet laid for the 1st time and its fertile..? It is some what littler than the eggs my older Rosecomb hen lays . Soo what do you think?
     
  2. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    I say try it and see. You never know until you try. nothing ventured, nothing gained.
     
  3. skeeter

    skeeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    of course it can hatch doesnt mean it will though,some say your hens need to be over a year old ,thats just stupid,most hatcherys get rid of their hens before they are a year old and start over with new pullets,
    last year I set 8 out of the first 12 eggs one of my pullets layed and 4 hatched 2 were pullets and now they are laying,and some of their eggs are in the bator,the chicks might start off a little smaller but they will catch up,
    good luck
     
  4. eggchel

    eggchel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I have hatched pullet eggs without problem, but I cant say for sure if the actual first egg hatched or not since I didnt mark those eggs specifically for each pullet who's eggs I incubated.

    I dont see why it wouldnt hatch since the roosters start breeding before the pullets start laying. Some people dont incubate them because they are smaller than normal.

    Chel
     

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