hatching eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Bemorr, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. Bemorr

    Bemorr New Egg

    Jan 19, 2011
    I've never seen this question before, I have some young RIR"s I just bought an incubator. I am really excited about hatching some eggs. So I was wondering when my hens start laying
    how soon I can use them for hatching chicks? I know that when they frist start laying the eggs are a little smaller. Can You hatch them? Has anyone tried this? thanks
  2. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    Just wait till the eggs dont look extremely small.
  3. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2010
    I've had my pullets hatch their first clutch and I got an acceptable hatch rate [​IMG] It's really up to you [​IMG]
  4. GreenGoddess

    GreenGoddess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
    St Pauls, NC

    First question that needs to be asked is, did you get all pullets or did you get a roo also...

    As for the size of eggs, people on here have successfully hatched pullet eggs but it is best to wait at least a few weeks after they start laying so they can get all the kinks out... Sometimes you can get some really weird eggs when they first start...

    Goddess [​IMG]
  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    I hatched TWO first laid eggs in my New Years Hatch. I was amazed.

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