Hatching eggs from new layer

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by RoodyRodchester, Jul 28, 2016.

  1. RoodyRodchester

    RoodyRodchester Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How long after a hen has started laying her first eggs do you wait to incubate? My RIR and RSL have started laying and I would like to get another batch ready to be brought up.
     
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    rebrascora Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I assume you have a rooster that is actively mating these pullets? If so, I would wait 2-3 months because pullets often have quite a few anomalies with their egg laying during that initial period and it may well lend itself to sporadic fertility and possible chick deformities.
     
  3. RoodyRodchester

    RoodyRodchester Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes I have a rooster that is the same age. Thank you for the information.
     

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