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

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BrendaLea, Oct 26, 2012.

  1. BrendaLea

    BrendaLea Out Of The Brooder

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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
     
  2. math ace

    math ace Overrun With Chickens

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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!
     
  3. BrendaLea

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    Awesome! Thank you! Hopefully, they will hatch.
     

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