Hatching pullet eggs versus older hens eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by hollyandty, Nov 22, 2009.

  1. hollyandty

    hollyandty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My question is this:

    When pullets start laying (fertilized eggs) are the chicks any weaker or stronger than a chick from an older hen's egg?

    My 6 month old girls eggs are smaller than the old ladies and I was just wondering if that size will make any difference in the quality of the hatchlings?

    Thanks for reading.
     
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I've hatched a lot of pullet eggs. Sometimes the chicks are a little smaller, but they quickly catch up in size.
     
  3. hollyandty

    hollyandty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the quick reply Katy.
    I just got 35 chicks from Ideal and they won't be laying until April/May.

    Thanks again for the reply.
     

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