small eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by micheleomal, Feb 5, 2015.

  1. micheleomal

    micheleomal Chirping

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    I have a quick question. I just received some Salmon Faverolle eggs that I purchased off Ebay. I got 7, two I would consider medium sized but the other 5 are tiny. Much smaller than my smallest backyard mixed pullet egg. Does anyone know anything about this breed and are these eggs even worth the incubator space (other than the $$ spent on them). I can't imagine how tiny the chick will be that (maybe) hatches out of it. I need to put them in tomorrow. Thanks for advice.
     
  2. JJSS89

    JJSS89 Songster

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    What's it gonna hurt?

    I let my youngest pullets hatch whatever eggs they want and they have hatched eggs you wouldn't believe how small the chick was.
     
  3. micheleomal

    micheleomal Chirping

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    And those tiny chicks do OK? Do they grow up to be "runty" chickens?
     
  4. JJSS89

    JJSS89 Songster

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    I've never noticed that to be the case. Now of course genetics such as egg size might be a factor that you don't want to pass down but also remember that all pullets lay smaller eggs for the first several months.
     

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