How soon can you start collecting eggs to try to hatch? Some of my hens have been laying for almost 2 months now, others not more than a month. Some are laying huge eggs, some are still a bit small. I have a good rooster and he's definately doing his rooster duties. Just wondering if it's still too soon to use them to hatch, since the hens haven't been laying that long and their "egg laying equipment" is still kinda in the start up mode. Are there any rules that apply to this? Any suggestions? I don't want to try hatching chicks that wouldn't have a chance. Thanks!