Incubating pullet egg, first eggs????

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by partimer, Dec 19, 2009.

  1. partimer

    partimer In the Brooder

    Feb 11, 2009
    :/Just gotta know??? Has anyone tried or hatched chicks from the first eggs laid or very young pullet eggs?? I have 9 BO hatched out here, and now they are laying, and my curiosity and anxiety is getting the best of me. New Years day I would like to set as many as I possibly can. Answers please!!!!! My bator will be filled with Golden comets and I have room for these young birds eggs. I'll wait, many thanx

  2. farmin'chick

    farmin'chick Songster

    Apr 13, 2009
    Rocky Mount VA
  3. rarebreedeggs4u

    rarebreedeggs4u Songster

    Sep 27, 2009
    Morrow, AR
    I started with one group 3 weeks after first lay and the other about a week after first lay. Both eggs did well. Fertility wasn't as high as mature hens, but 50% was awesome in my opinion [​IMG] I wouldn't set eggs that look unusually small, but if they are an OK size, I'd give it a shot. Have you checked to make sure they are fertile?
  4. thespinningcottage

    thespinningcottage Songster

    Jun 24, 2009
    Arcadia, Florida
    I set red sex-link and barred rock pullet eggs that were between small and medium size and the chicks were very healthy. Go for it!!
  5. justmeandtheflock

    justmeandtheflock Overrun with ducklings :)

    May 27, 2009
    NW NJ
    I did and my fertility and hatch rates were pretty good. I think the girls were 22 weeks old and the roo was 15 weeks when I set the eggs. I set 14 eggs and had 8 hatch but one never got up and 1 died at 3 weeks. The rest are healthy, happy about 8 week old ee x rsl out in the coop now.

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