can all eggs be incubated?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ripley1949, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. ripley1949

    ripley1949 Hatching

    Mar 18, 2009
    I am very new to this and am trying to get all of my "ignorant" questions answered by understanding, experienced people.
    Can all eggs be incubated and turned into live chicks? or are the eggs laid only for consumption????:
  2. patyrdz

    patyrdz The Madd Hatcher

    Feb 26, 2009
    Southern Pines, NC
    The only eggs that will hatch are the ones with a rooster in with the hens. If they are not fertilized, they will not hatch. Hope this helps!
  3. KattyKillFish

    KattyKillFish Songster

    Mar 8, 2009
    Dillingham, Alaska
    as long as there is a father around, an egg will hatch as long as you turn it at least 3 times a day and stop turning 3 days before the hatch. if you are hatching quail eggs or any other kind of bird look up how many days it will take. good luck on your 1st batch!

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