When can I start incubating my chicks eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MamaRudey, Jun 3, 2012.

  1. MamaRudey

    MamaRudey Chirping

    I waited forever and a day to purchase 3 Heritage Wheaten Ameraucanas which are feathering into some stunning birds. My question is how long after they start laying should I wait before I incubate some of their eggs?
     
  2. DMRippy

    DMRippy Pallet Queen

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    Several months, you want the eggs a NORMAL size so the chick has room to develop.
     
  3. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Crowing

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    I have no personal experaince with this so hopefully someone that does will answer soon . I have heard that when they first start laying there eggs can be small and possibly odd shapped or soft ect so I would wait till they are laying nice sized and shaped eggs maybe . Again im not an expert
     
  4. MamaRudey

    MamaRudey Chirping

    OK, I was guessing not till at least a year old but wanted to make sure.
     
  5. Nsampsel

    Nsampsel Songster

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    It all depends on your roo as well. If he is less than 6 months old fertility is likely to be low. As he gets older it should improve.
     

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