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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

    Jul 9, 2008
    South Western VT
    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

    Nov 19, 2007
    Parma Idaho
    I have a buff orp hen thats only six months old and she is setting on eggs right now

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