Hatching eggs from birds only 7-8 mos. old??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jmc, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. jmc

    jmc Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2008
    South Central MA
    Just as a test?

    what do you think?

    thought of maybe running 3 to 6. i've never hatched before and all i have are cockerels and pullets from april 4, 2011 hatch.

    probably wouldn't even keep babies, but sell em if anyone wanted.................

    Last edited: Sep 26, 2011
  2. BairleaFarm

    BairleaFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2011
    Georgetown, KY
    Ive hatched eggs from april chicks with no issues
  3. jmc

    jmc Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2008
    South Central MA

    there's one 'return' in

    thank you!
  4. Goblnfvr

    Goblnfvr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 4, 2011
    Midland Ont. Canada
    I am doing that right now.
    First set are due to hatch this Wednesday and the second set on Sunday.
  5. angie3881

    angie3881 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I had a clutch of 15 from hens we got as chicks in March. My broody hatched out 6 of them and one died. They are doing great.
  6. jmc

    jmc Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2008
    South Central MA
    neat. thanks!
  7. mamadukes5

    mamadukes5 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2011
    Easthampton, Mass
    I got my six in late March as week old chicks, and hatched 7 out of 8 eggs 12 days ago. The babies are behind me right now peeping up a storm in their dog crate turned brooder. I don't know what happened to the one egg that didnt hatch, but the seven that did hatch all seem fine and very vocal and active to me. No problems so far.
  8. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    I set some shipped eggs last week.. since they were extremely porous I added in some pullet eggs from a brown leghorn that I got in May.. figured that if only one or two of the shipped eggs hatch then at least they will have a couple of buddies
    the little brown leghorn was only a few weeks old when i got her (picked her up at the feed store) so she would have been hatched out in late April/ early May
    if we figure late April that would make her 5 months old.. both of the eggs I put in are fertile .. have veins forming and should hatch with no problems
    I set a dozen Maran eggs this morning and also added two more of her eggs to the bator

    if you are in doubt if the eggs are any good.. crack open some and check the fertility .. if you see a "bulls-eye" then you know they should be ok to set

    I know some people will tell you to never try to hatch a pullet egg.. I have hatched them in the past without any issues.. so long as the fertility is good and the egg is of a normal size I don't see any reason not to incubate some if that's what you want to do

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