How old does a hen have to be to hatch eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by my first peepers, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. my first peepers

    my first peepers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am brand new to all of this...can a pullet hatch eggs? How old do they have to be before they will even think about getting broody?
    OR, how old does a rooster have to be to be fertile?
     
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  2. perrym1962

    perrym1962 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In my experience there is now certain age for them to go broody. And I have had roosters to be fertile at 41/2 months. Of course that somewhat depends on the breed also..
     
  3. my first peepers

    my first peepers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh...I just realized there's an egg laying thread, I am going to repost over there.
    Thanks for you answer!
     
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