When is it okay to use pullet eggs for hatching?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickboss, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. chickboss

    chickboss Songster

    Mar 23, 2010
    I have some hens that have been laying for two to three weeks and was wondering if it is too early to use them for hatching eggs, for me personally, not to sell. I want healthy chicks, so am in no hurry. They still seem on the small side, but the yolks are rich and everything is well formed and they are fertile. Thanks.

  2. HallFamilyFarm

    HallFamilyFarm APA ETL#195

    Jan 25, 2010
    Monticello, Arkansas
    Quote:I usally wait until they have layed for about 4 weeks before setting pullet eggs.
  3. atimme

    atimme Songster

    Feb 3, 2010
    I agree, give them a week or two at the least to insure big, healthy chicks. Pullet eggs are hatchable but usually don't have all the bugs sorted out nor the large yolk size needed for a nice big chick. Be patient, you'll be overrun with peepers soon enough! [​IMG]
  4. chickboss

    chickboss Songster

    Mar 23, 2010
    Okay, thanks guys! Like I said, I'm not in a real hurry so waiting a bit longer is no prob. [​IMG]

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