how long after a pullet starts laying

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by hudsonnascarfan, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. hudsonnascarfan

    hudsonnascarfan Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2011
    ive got some pullets and a roo with them how long after they start laying before i can try hatching out some eggs i know for a while they might be small eggs but kinda wanted to have some ideas on the time after they start to lay
  2. mljohnson05

    mljohnson05 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2011
    If you have a hen that has broody instincts, she could start showing brooding behavior very early on. Once she starts laying and her eggs reach normal size, you could start seeing brooding instincts within a month or so.

    Sorry there is no real specific answer that I have really all depends on the type of chick and the way it was raised (IE..ones raised by their mother hens tend to show more broody instincts)

    Best Wishes,

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by