pullet eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by firechicken, Jan 25, 2008.

  1. firechicken

    firechicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So who is successfully hatching pullet eggs? Are there more complications then with more established layers? I just put six eggs in my cooler bator to see what would happen. My girls just started laying last month and I'm just wondering if this may be too soon to try to hatch. What are your experiences?
     
  2. brooster

    brooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    I have no problem, actually i have better results. They seem to just pop right out of the shell like popcorn. [​IMG]
     
  3. skeeter

    skeeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i just got 2 dozen eggs from a hatchery in Idaho and they were all small eggs,you just get a little smaller chick,I dont know where all this started about having year or two yearold hens for hatching eggs ,the hatchery in WallaWalla dont even keep them a year,they told me they sell chicks in the spring and then sell the hens at 9 or 10 months old then start over about september with eggs,so all the chicks they sell to feed stores and private partys are from pullet eggs
     
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  4. firechicken

    firechicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks both of you. [​IMG] That makes me feel better. I've been having the noobie jitters. I hope my first little batch goes well.

    Anyone have any bad experiences you think were related to pullets just starting to lay?
     
  5. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I've also had good luck when I've hatched pullet eggs.
     
  6. Kentucky~Momma

    Kentucky~Momma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had good luck with pullet eggs, right now we have a bunch in checking for fertility! I am hoping the roos have been doing their job, but never had a problem with pullet eggs.
     
  7. chickabator

    chickabator Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 30, 2007
    ky
    I set 21 rhode island red pullet eggs they hatched 6 weeks ago I ended up with 11 hatch there were 16 fertile the rest were clear but I think what happened with mine is the man had washed the eggs and put them in the fridge. I later put in 7 of my white rock pullet eggs and I have 5 beautiful white rock babies one of the ones that did not hatch was fully developed but died before hatching and the other one was clear. so I have actually had pretty good luck with them but the rhode island reds were little but not much smaller than the ones I got from ideal poultry
     
  8. firechicken

    firechicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome news y'all, thanks.

    I am on day two now so wish me luck! [​IMG]
     
  9. brooster

    brooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    Good Luck!! Only 19 days to go [​IMG] it will seem like 119 days
     
  10. ginasmarans

    ginasmarans Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 15, 2007
    West Tn
    I normally wait a month or two just to give them time to work through the egg laying process. Sometime new layers have more meat spots,but after that.I set them just like any other egg and they do well.
     

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