Hatching new layer eggs- too small?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Eckielady, Apr 6, 2018.

  1. Eckielady

    Eckielady Songster

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    i have had broody number 5 start sitting now. She is sitting on a few eggs but they are from a new layer (cochin) so are quit a bit smaller in size then my adults. Will the chicks run out of room or is this okay? Seems risky to me but wanted to check. Thanks!!!
     
  2. Rose Quartz

    Rose Quartz Crossing the Road

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    I've hatched small pullet eggs before. The chicks started off smaller, but quickly caught up the the larger chick from the larger egg.
     
  3. Eckielady

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    Thanks!! Anyone else. I just can't shake the feeling that the eggs may not be big enough. They're 25%-40% smaller so it's quite a bit.
     
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    Rose Quartz Crossing the Road

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    (pictures: ;) )

    first hatch feb 2016.jpg
    the big one is from an ISA brown

    sunny twilight and moon feb 2016.jpg
    and these are the chicks the yellow one was from the ISA. :)


    (I'm not trying to be pushy... just thought it might give you a better idea of the size they were.)
     
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  5. Eckielady

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    What kind were the little eggs?
     
  6. Rose Quartz

    Rose Quartz Crossing the Road

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    Silver grey dorking.
     
  7. Eckielady

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    So that's their normal size?

     
  8. Rose Quartz

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    no much smaller. dorking eggs are around the same size as orpington eggs. just slightly smaller than the Isa brown egg normally.
     

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