Question regarding fertilized eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by twincreekfarm, Jan 6, 2008.

  1. twincreekfarm

    twincreekfarm Songster

    Jul 20, 2007
    Vandalia, OH
    Ok, I am still pretty new to all this, but can you incubate pullet eggs if they are fertile? I have some Araucanas and RIR's, a roo of each, and they are laying. CAn these tiny pullet eggs be incubated into baby chicks? BTW come spring if anyone wants any Araucana, RIR or possible cross of the two fertilized eggs, please let me know. I will be getting about 11 a day and we can only eat so many.
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    Have always been told it's best for a pullet to lay for acouple months before trying to incubate their eggs even if they are mating with a rooster right off the bat.....
  3. Chickemee

    Chickemee Songster

    Jul 30, 2007
    You can incubate the first couple of eggs but your hatching rate probibly won't be that great. At least that is what i've heard. How much are you gonna sell your eggs for?
  4. Pine Grove

    Pine Grove Songster

    Jul 18, 2007
    Lakeland, Ga
    They will hatch as good if not better than 2 yr old hens eggs, Actually I find the fertility is higher in pullet eggs. The chicks will be smaller at hatch time, but they will mature to full size, The genetic potential is there reguardless of egg size
  5. skeeter9

    skeeter9 Songster

    I have 2 Blue Ameraucana Pullet eggs in my bator on day 16 and they are developing very well. Hopefully by next weekend I can let you know how it goes, but from what I've learned by researching, if the parents are healthy, pullet eggs are fine to hatch.
  6. twincreekfarm

    twincreekfarm Songster

    Jul 20, 2007
    Vandalia, OH
    i have no idea how much to sell them for and frankly I wouldn't sell them for a whole lot, I just didn't know if anyone was interested. If any one is, just pm or email me and if you'll cover shipping I'll do my best to get you a few and make sure those don't go in the fridge! i get about 2 to 3 of the Araucana eggs a day but they are mating with both roosters (Araucana and RIR) but from what I read true Araucana even when mating with other breeds will still lay the blue/green eggs.
  7. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    For standards I like to wait till the pullet eggs are larger than a "small". So basically, after a month or two of laying and should be fine.
  8. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I have a couple of Marans pullets and I stuck a couple of their eggs in when I was hatching the last time. The eggs were a little small, but nice and dark. They were the first ones to hatch!!

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