Pullet eggs... When do you start using eggs as hatching eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Hennypen, Jan 2, 2011.

  1. Hennypen

    Hennypen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What size should they be? Is there a chart for the various breeds? Some pullet eggs can be quite small so I want to wait until they're bigger but what is the right size?
     
  2. kera!

    kera! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    depends on the breed and the bird...look it up the egg chart if you google it
     
  3. Hennypen

    Hennypen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've tried to find it and so far haven't. Can you post the link?
     
  4. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I reckon you can use them right from the start if you've got a rooster [​IMG] One of my silkies just hatched her 1st clutch. Out of 15: 9 hatched ontheir own, 1 had to be helped out, 1 had a blood ring, 1 wasn't fertile and 3 were DIS. I'd take my advice with a grain of salt though. [​IMG] After all, you've got at least 2 years more of eggs to hatch if your first lot flops [​IMG] Good luck.
     
  5. Minniechickmama

    Minniechickmama Senora Pollo Loco

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    I have heard to wait until you get a 'normal' sized egg, but a friend of mine says some of his best chicks/birds have come from pullet eggs.
     
  6. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

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    i had a pullet go broody as soon as she started laying. 2 weeks in she'd saved all 14 eggs in a nest. she sat them out, through ice rain and wind in the middle of the field. out of 14 eggs, 12 hatched!
     
  7. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    I wait about a good month before using them for hatching-thats just me though. I also wait because I sell most of them and dont want to send smaller eggies-so when they are regular in thier laying pattern is when I use them:) I have hatched out pullet eggs though and yes, gotten great birds from them~
     
  8. Hennypen

    Hennypen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Won't the resulting birds be smaller than if the eggs were bigger?

    I'd like to know at what age the birds start producing normal eggs.
     
  9. scbatz33

    scbatz33 No Vacancy, Belfry Full

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    Quote:In my experience, they can and tend to be smaller, but they do catch up.
     
  10. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    Personally I would not hatch from birds so young myself. Too soon to know if they are worth hatching from.
     

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