How old do pullets have to be to lay hatchable eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by PurpleChicken, Sep 10, 2007.

  1. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    We now have three 18-19 week old pullets laying on a daily
    basis. We also have 4 roos, 1 RIR, 1 Cali White & 2 silkies that are all
    over my girls. When can I throw some of the eggs in an incubator?

    Thanks!!!
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    As long as they arent too tiny, sure you can hatch them.
     
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  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Second package? So you want a separate hatcher and incubator. Sounds like a plan. You can always try hatching the smaller eggs but personally I would wait till the eggs are at least 90% of full size. This will also give the girls a chance to get the egg thing right too so that they are popping the right things into the eggs and the shells are solid.
     

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