Hatching Small Eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by rlbreeden, Aug 21, 2011.

  1. rlbreeden

    rlbreeden New Egg

    Jun 9, 2011
    I just purchased my second set of Orpington eggs for hatching on eBay. I drove an hour & a half to pick them up and found that all the eggs are small - probably from young pullets. Should I be concerned about the hatch rate being low? Will it still take a full 21 days for incubation? The seller has a 100% positive rating - should I put a ding in his perfect record? I'm really disappointed in the eggs.
  2. 1shotcleaner

    1shotcleaner Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 17, 2011
    duke center pa 16729
    i think smaller eggs hatch better. i have chickens that lay jombo and afew that lay small and the smalls always hatch better.

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