First egg was found today!!! Now I will have to get some wooden eggs to help her find the nest box But I am very excited and have been looking for eggs since the middle of August. The egg is half the size of the store bought grade A eggs but has a nice hard shell. All the kids were hoping to hatch a chick from this egg and I had to remind them it will be a while before the eggs will be ready for hatching. When would be the right time to try and hatch out of our eggs?