large rooster over small hen - egg issues in next generation?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by A roo or two, Jan 22, 2015.

  1. A roo or two

    A roo or two Chirping

    Sep 16, 2013
    This might be a really stupid question but for some reason, quite a while back, I thought I read where hatching eggs from small hens bred to large roosters can cause egg laying issues in the next generation? Now I can't find it anywhere.

    My cockerel is a Speckled Sussex (maybe about 7-7.5 lbs), my smallest pullet is a CLB (she might be around 3.5 lbs?) I want to hatch eggs out for myself in the future to replenish my own back yard flock. Would it be a problem to hatch hers? If so by color I can just weed her eggs out.
  2. maddog3355

    maddog3355 In the Brooder

    Apr 14, 2014
    Works all the time. Never heard about the egg issue.

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