Questions about pullet eggs

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by 4H kids and mom, Jul 16, 2007.

  1. 4H kids and mom

    4H kids and mom Cooped Up

    Mar 10, 2007
    Southern Wisconsin
    Since I am now the proud Mommy of layers that are actually LAYING (YAY!) I have some questions. (And yes, pics will come!)

    First, how long are they going to lay the teeny tiny little perfect pullet eggs I keep finding? Is it a week, a few weeks, months?

    And I've noticed that my pullets eggs are fertile, so....

    Second, has anyone ever incubated or hatched pullet eggs? Not that I want to try it, but I'm curious. What were the results? Were the chicks tiny and stayed tiny? Or were they weak, or didn't make it, or even hatch? Or do they start small and grow to full size chickens? Is this how we get banty chickens? [​IMG]
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    4H.....If I remember right...last year, my RIR layed pullet eggs for about 2 or 3 weeks. They were not very consistant either. I am just starting to get pullet eggs again this year with the new girls. Looking forward to large eggs as well!

    As far as incubateing them......hmmm, I dont know. I say...if you have the time...try it. Just dont expect too much. Would be interesting to see what happens tho. If you do try....keep up posted!
  3. bayouchica

    bayouchica Songster

    Jan 23, 2007
    N.E. Louisiana
    Hi 4H, back when I had my first broody (pullet) I let her hatch a couple of eggs & they hatched.I didn't really know any better at the time. They did do fine both turned out to be hens. [​IMG] I guess the only thing was that they are smaller than a standard but bigger than a bantam. They both were healthy chics.
    I don't know of any other problems that may or could occur hatching pullet eggs. . [​IMG]
  4. Rooster01

    Rooster01 Songster

    Feb 25, 2007
    Southern WV
    Every egg you get get be a little bigger than the last. They will start laying full sized eggs in 2-3 weeks.

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