Hatching Pullet Eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Wjeffgriggs, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. Wjeffgriggs

    Wjeffgriggs Out Of The Brooder

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    In the process of hatching pullet eggs. To be specific from a 5 month old Silkie hen . She has been laying for a few weeks and her eggs have no issues. Perfectly shaped and tasty may I add. Just a bit smaller than then average egg. I decided to incubate 8 of the eggs. I want to here form people that have hatched pullet eggs. I want to know your success rate and what I can expect. Please only reply if you have experience with with incubating pullet eggs.

    Thanks
     
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  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Have done it many times. As long as the egg is decent size for the chicken who laid it and the pullet is very healthy, it can hatch a chick just fine. Even the slightly small eggs can hatch a chick. If the chick is smaller than average, it seems to catch up to the others in time. JMHO, for what it's worth.
     
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  3. LilyD

    LilyD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am on my first pullet hatch right now. Its day 9 and out of the 38 I put in the incubator 27 are developing wonderfully (I think the ones that didn't grow were frozen before I collected them so the embryo was killed :( ). My eggs aren't full size yet but my hens and rooster are 6 months as of the end of January so around the same age as yours. Good luck with your eggs I will be following your thread and I will keep you posted on mine too [​IMG]
     
  4. Wjeffgriggs

    Wjeffgriggs Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks so much
     
  5. Wjeffgriggs

    Wjeffgriggs Out Of The Brooder

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    @LilyD

    Look's like we are going to have the same hatch day. Do you want to keep each other updated?
     
  6. Bantam Username

    Bantam Username Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've heard that eggs from pullets and birds in their first year of laying are more likely to be roosters. You'll have to let us know if there is any truth in that. :)
     
  7. LilyD

    LilyD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely right now I have 27 still going strong and will be candling on Sunday to do my final removals. Hopefully everyone is doing okay. How are your babies doing?

    Don't know how true that is but if it is it would be cool. The birds that I hatch out will be meat birds unless of course they are pullets and then they will go to one of the many farms who want my girls hehe. I will keep track of boys versus girls and let you know.

    *edited for spelling
     
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  8. Fuzz Fuzz

    Fuzz Fuzz Out Of The Brooder

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    My girls are just starting to lay for the first time, when they all are laying i will be hatching pullet eggs to.

    But it might take a couple of weeks before they all lay, just two days ago i found the first egg.[​IMG]

    They are young and the weather won't coƶperate eighter.[​IMG] But we'll see.


    Oh my girls are bantam silkies, white, black and paint.
     
  9. LilyD

    LilyD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats the babies should be cute [​IMG]
     
  10. Wyogirl

    Wyogirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hatched my first pullett egg her 5th egg , a Lav Orp and it is doing great!! Have others in lockdown
    Ayda
     

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