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when can i incubate eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by woogie g3, Sep 18, 2010.

  1. woogie g3

    woogie g3 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 5, 2010
    my chickens just started laying this week.
    i've heard there not good at first. how long till the good to incubate????
  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Usually, when they reach full size, since most pullet eggs start out smaller than the size the breed usually lays. Wait a couple of months. Also, check a sample of eggs before you set them, look for the "bulls-eye" to ensure they are fertile eggs.
  3. ThePamperedPullet

    ThePamperedPullet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Agreed you should wait about 3 months after they start laying before trying to incubate and hatch the eggs. The hens system has to get into good working order to ensure the best quality chick.
  4. woogie g3

    woogie g3 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 5, 2010
    thanks for info [​IMG]
  5. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 16, 2009
    I agree with the other posts.

    It may be a good idea to wait to Spring to incubate, 'cos chicks have a hard time with the temperatures in winter (or you will have to provide heating throughout the coldest months)

  6. mothersin2ition

    mothersin2ition Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2008
    Othello, WA
    I just hatched out two first eggs from a couple of americaunas [​IMG]. I know they say not to, but I did and they were fine!!!

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