This post contains 2 separate issues: deworming protocol as re to hatching eggs and How long to wait before setting eggs laid by a starting pullet.I usually do a preventative deworming before spring laying season. This year we had unusually warm weather, eggs were laid and one broody sat very early. I just this week gave the med in the water (sorry forgot the name but it's the one given only for 2-3 days). I am told that eggs laid during deworming are not for eating. *My questions is: Are the eggs laid during the time the dewormer is consumed in their water, good for setting/hatching or not for that purpose either? I prefer to take no chances with the health of my birds, so will act accordingly. *Secondary question is: Since we're already doing the 1st dewormer (that I've used up and ran out of), is it advisable to follow up with a 2nd (I have Wazine-17 here)? And same quesation re the Wazine-17. The label says not to eat eggs nor meat of birds that have been treated for the duration of treatment. How does this effect setting/hatching those same eggs? *New Topic/Question: I've heard and recently had the experience that eggs laid by pullets that have just started laying for the first time have very low success rates, either for hatching or for survival of chicks that hatch from them. I would have been better served by first asking but I had a sad experience that really made this point. How long is it advisable to wait once a pullet has started laying her first eggs before trying to set and hatch the eggs from her? I have 3 silkie pullets that have all just begun laying preciously tiny eggs! They tricked me at first bcs they were sneaking their eggs into the nest of their mom hen and I didn't know it. Now I know. I'm excited to see their eggs hatch! How long should I wait before attempting to set and hatch those girl's (and any new pullet's) eggs? Thanks in advance for all replies.