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

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by my first peepers, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. my first peepers

    my first peepers Songster

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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?
     
  2. skeeter

    skeeter Songster

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    I have a buff orp hen thats only six months old and she is setting on eggs right now
     

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