Pullet Egg Question

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Aisle12Farms, Aug 25, 2008.

  1. Aisle12Farms

    Aisle12Farms Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] My pullets have begun to lay odd, wrinkly eggs. While looking over the eggs, my daughter asked a question I did not have an answer for. So, I am asking the
    egg-spurts. Can a small, pullet egg be hatched by a hen? Looking forward to the responses.
     
  2. wyliefarms

    wyliefarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 19, 2008
    Fowlerville,MI
    If the egg is fertile, then yes it can be hatched.

    BUT- the chicks would be small and weaker since they didn't have a large yolk to eat.

    Try waiting a month before hatching them so the eggs will be larger and the chicks have a better chance.
     
  3. Aisle12Farms

    Aisle12Farms Out Of The Brooder

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    We were not planning on hatching them, just curious. Thank you so much for the information.
     
  4. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    Odd wrinkly eggs? Are they soft shell? Are they getting oyster shell?
     
  5. Aisle12Farms

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    Yep. They have access to fresh water, and layer pellets too. None of the shells are soft, just oddly formed.
     

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