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Hatching out chickens first eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by griswolfy, Dec 11, 2008.

  1. griswolfy

    griswolfy In the Brooder

    Nov 19, 2008
    Nor. Cal.
    Hey, my chickens should start laying soon(32 weeks) and was wondering if the first eggs they lay will be good for the bator? How long should I wait before hatching there eggs?
  2. KellyHM

    KellyHM Crowing

    Sep 10, 2008
    Lakeland, FL
    Just hatch them. I hatchedabout the first 20 mine ever laid and they were fine.
  3. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    Quote:You have a rooster right ?? ( I know dumb question, but !!)

    First you need to check to see if the eggs are fertile (no need to put them in if your rooster isent doing his job) Cracking a few open you should be able to tell !!

    I wouldn't incubate the first egg you get, If you cant wait till the eggs start getting bigger I would at least wait a few week. When chickens first start to lay there eggs are usally tiny and could have soft shells and other problems, I would wait in till there systems got into a little. JMO.... Good luck !!
  4. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

    Mar 29, 2008
    Riverside/Norco, CA
    the skinny, bullet shaped ones don't hatch well. Not enough room for the chick to turn around. Any that are shaped like a regular egg, go for it.
  5. griswolfy

    griswolfy In the Brooder

    Nov 19, 2008
    Nor. Cal.
    At the moment I have 3 hens and a rooster so I should get good fertility.

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