How long after young hen starts laying should the eggs be good for hat

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickenhawk59, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. chickenhawk59

    chickenhawk59 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 12, 2008
    Opelika Alabama
    I have some 5 month old hens that have not started laying yet was wondering how long after they do start would there eggs be ready for the incubator?
  2. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    I would wait so that her eggs can get bigger. Theirs been discussion on hatching pullet eggs. Some people are saying that the chick would be week and die. I'd wait 2-3 months after she starts laying to put her eggs in the incubator.
  3. maymiegirl

    maymiegirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 27, 2008
    I am hatching 6 month old pullet eggs right now. Last time I hatched PULLET EGGS 47 out of 48 Marans hatched. I give them a Red Cell supplement and sunflower kernels. They are also supplemented with Red Palm Oil. I don't know if that made the difference or not.
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2009

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