When Can I start Incubating??

Rainstorm

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I was told its not the best to start incubating the eggs when they first start laying, I couldnt resist putting the first egg in just to see if it works.
But when should I start incubating Really? How long should I wait?
She started on tuesday, and has laid 3 eggs so far
Shes a Mallard/Rouen (not sure which)
 
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Teach97

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I like to start incubating when I have egs and an incubator...
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That sounds like a smart aleck remark...but it is so true!! I have stuff going all the time! It is too hard to stop!!
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scbatz33

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Have you checked for fertility? I usually crack the eggs for a week or two to make sure the roo is doing his job. Otherwise, you're wasting time. After that, I've hatched eggs no problem.
 

Teach97

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typically yes your hatch rate is a little lower...so what you do is buy a bunch of eggs and add to yours and then you get to watch birds hatch! It is best to add a bunch of quail cuz they get after it when they hatch!
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djackjr

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Wish I could:

Oh if I did that the wife would oh so kill me.....I am not allowed to hatch any chickens till these are getting older ....and they are only 25 weeks....so Sigh no incubating fo me.....
 

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