Incubating eggs from old hens

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Rissa, May 9, 2011.

  1. Rissa

    Rissa New Egg

    May 9, 2011
    I have 14, 3 year old RIR hens and 1 mixed breed rooster. The hens lay very large eggs. Is is a good idea to try to incubate these eggs? Thanks. Rissa
  2. CCourson05

    CCourson05 Popping like kettle corn...

    Jan 5, 2011
    Hickory Flat, MS
    Sure! I have seen that sometimes, the hens that start slowing down in production are much better egg makers, because they spend more time creating the egg. JMO. Lol. Go for it. It can't hurt to try...
  3. Hot2Pot

    Hot2Pot Fox Hollow Rabbitry

    Feb 1, 2010
    West TN
    You will probably get bigger chicks. I don't like to try to hatch small pullet eggs since the chicks will be smaller. Good luck with your hatch. Deb

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