Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Francischick, Sep 16, 2012.

  1. Francischick

    Francischick Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 16, 2012
    This my first attempt at setting some eggs. My chicks that htched Easter weekend just started laying and I am wondering if I should wait before I set any of their eggs. I just want to start off by setting less than a dozen but my Mom says I need to wait almost a week and see how many I get. Any suggestions.
  2. ChicKat

    ChicKat Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Here's what I have heard...the hen that you use for selecting hatching eggs should be at least 7-months old. She should be laying for at least a couple of weeks.

    When you say set you have a hen that is broody?

    BTW WELCOME to the BYC forum!
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2012

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