can first eggs have chicks?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by americana-chick, Jun 20, 2008.

  1. americana-chick

    americana-chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i was wondering that if they can have babie chicks in there first eggs? if that makes any sence. thanks!
     
  2. americana-chick

    americana-chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine are almost to the age of having there first eggs and they have a young rooster there same age in the cage with them so i was wondering if they can have chicks? [​IMG]
     
  3. farmgirlie1031

    farmgirlie1031 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep. As long as the roo does his job the first eggs are capable of being fertile.
     
  4. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

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    If the rooster is old enough to be fertile and is mating with them, then yes, the eggs could hatch. However, I think it is kinda like anything else, just because a 12 y/o human CAN get pregnant, they shouldn't. Not just because of the mother, because of potential problems with the development of the baby. I am pretty sure there could be issues with hatching them from such a young, newly laying, hen's eggs. Though I suppose I could be wrong. Anyway, I would certainly wait. I know their first eggs are smaller, too, which sounds like a potential problem.
     
  5. americana-chick

    americana-chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my chicks/chickens are free range so they can have babys whenever. and one of my roos is 2 months old and already matting i have never had this problen befor, and he already puffs up as well. i highly doubt that they well have babies at there young age because until there eggs get bigger they wont be in the chicken coop just in the chick house. so i am not too worried i was just wondering.
     
  6. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

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    Honestly, I can't imagine a really young chicken going broody, anyway. I thought you meant putting them in an incubator and hatching them yourself. [​IMG]
     
  7. americana-chick

    americana-chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no i let my chickens do the work. and sometimes i buy from the store. [​IMG]
     
  8. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    We've had Silky and Mottled Cochin pullets go broody at 25 weeks. We sold the Cochins as there was no way we needed 6 broody hens. Hubby is actually ready for me to sell off the Silkies as he's getting fed-up with how broody they are...finally! [​IMG]

    I hatched (I use a bator) some of our pullet eggs over the winter but the hatching rates were rather low. We've had better hatches now that the girls are officially hens.


    Dawn
     

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