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Fertile pullet eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by moodusnewchick, Sep 27, 2008.

  1. moodusnewchick

    moodusnewchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can I get a decent hatch from fertile pullet eggs? I'm considering letting my buff orp go broody since she seems really interested in setting.
     
  2. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Last year one of my sebright hens went broody. She was around 5 months old and had only been laying for a month. Out of 8 eggs, 4 hatched. 6 were fertile, but one cracked open, and another didnt hatch.
     
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I have hatched 17 eggs from my incubator, and have had 13 hatch from my hens, that were ALL pullet eggs. The thing about pullet eggs is that sometimes they can be small, or not shaped properly, and this would make it hard for the chick to hatch. I don't see any problem with letting her set.
     

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