Eggs and incubation

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by jerwanman, Nov 1, 2010.

  1. jerwanman

    jerwanman Out Of The Brooder

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    Need help with the age of the hen when choosing eggs for incubation. The hens are Board rocks and were hatched may 5/ 2010.. The eggs look nice and healthy is it to soon for incubation?
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    Jerry
     
  2. saladin

    saladin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bantams or Standards?
     
  3. saladin

    saladin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Normally, it is best to let a pullet lay for about 6 weeks before setting eggs. With that said, there are folks who don't like to hatch pullet eggs at all.
     
  4. jerwanman

    jerwanman Out Of The Brooder

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    They are Standards.
     
  5. saladin

    saladin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Then best to wait 6 weeks after the point of lay to begin collecting hatching eggs. You can go ahead and put the cock in with them. Eggs will be fertile within a short time; if your cock is fertile.
     

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