We're still waiting to actually get eggs, but I have had these questions rolling around in my head... Pullet eggs - I've been hearing about "pullet eggs" being the small and/or irregular eggs that a hen may lay when she first begins to lay. A breeder friend said something not hatching chicks from them - needing to wait until the eggs are the right size. Can you elaborate on pullet eggs? Like, how long do they lay these and how will I know when the eggs have reached a size/type that is acceptable for hatching? You can eat pullet eggs right? Broody hens - we have some silkies coming soon and although we're very excited about their adorableness, I'm also hoping to use them as live incubators at some point. How old do hens need or tend to be before they go broody? Any tips on getting a hen settled on eggs? If our standard hens will sit, great, but if not and I need to put the eggs under a silkie, how do I go about doing that with success? I do have the Chickens for Dummies book (boy do I hate those titles), and we do have some beginner knowldege, just looking for some solid been-there-done-that tips.