new at trying to hatch...quick question about age

BrendaLea

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HI, all.
We want to try to hatch some of our chicken eggs. My question is this..our hens are 8 months old now...are they old enough to have viable eggs?
thank you,
Brenda
 

math ace

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Dec 17, 2009
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When the pullets start laying eggs, they lay small eggs. These small eggs quickly become normal size eggs. After they have been laying eggs for a couple of weeks, the birds should of worked out all the kinks - Small size, soft eggs, etc. This when it is 100% ok to start hatching the eggs.

Keep in mind that many folks have no problems hatching chicks from those first eggs, the small pullet eggs.

Good Luck Hatching!
 

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