Is there a chance that a Fairy egg could hatch????

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chickooster, Mar 28, 2017.

  1. Chickooster

    Chickooster Out Of The Brooder

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    hello, i found a fairy egg on the floor in the coop. I was wondering if it could hatch because one of my hens are broody. I have doubt that it is even fertile because it was my hens first egg, but i have a rooster in the same coop and it mates her occasionally. thank you.
     
  2. chickens r life

    chickens r life Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Since it was your hen's first egg, I am assuming your hen is still pretty young. I would advise against hatching eggs when the parents are under a year old. The chicks may not be very healthy if they hatch at all.
     
  3. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Hello....No, I would not try the fairy egg...Usually those have no yolk....;)
    You can hatch eggs from Pullets under a year old....;)...My Pullets are turning 1 year old in May and June....I have been hatching Chicks under my Broody Pullets since January with healthy live Chicks every time .....Hatch your eggs...:)....

    Best wishes....:)
     
  4. BantyChooks

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    Here's an interesting read on hatching pullet eggs. post #40234
     
  5. Chickooster

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    thank you everyone. I forgot to ask if my week old fertile eggs in the fridge are still ok to hatch. Thank you
     
  6. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Go Habs Go Premium Member

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    Sure, go ahead & set them, just let them warm up to room temp.
     
  7. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    I have never tried eggs from the fridge......I would use fresh eggs...:)
     
  8. Chickooster

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    Thank you. Sadly those are the only fertile eggs i have[​IMG].
     
  9. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Try it or buy some local fertile eggs for her...Bring the fridge eggs to room temp and then give to the Broody....Candle at Day 7....Tomorrow will be day one....It might work?...


    Cheers!
     
  10. Chickooster

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    Thank you, i will try that[​IMG].
     

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