First egg!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Gulfstream, May 18, 2011.

  1. Gulfstream

    Gulfstream Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 26, 2011
    Did a search and read that eggs are typically fertile for about 4 weeks. However, this is the first egg from an almost 6 month old Swedish Blue. She is with 3 drakes. Was wondering do I even bother trying to hatch or just eat it since its the first? She is not broody.
  2. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2010
    Under Your bed
    [​IMG] Welcome to BackYard Chickens! [​IMG]

    I've hatched eggs from my young birds with no problems at all.

    However, some people will tell you yes - others no. Your choice.

    It's really best to wait about a month after they start laying.

    Good luck!
    Last edited: May 18, 2011

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