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

    Mar 29, 2008
    Riverside/Norco, CA
    I say try it and see. You never know until you try. nothing ventured, nothing gained.
  3. skeeter

    skeeter Songster

    Nov 19, 2007
    Parma Idaho
    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 Crowing

    Dec 26, 2006
    Both Coasts
    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.


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