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Are eggs from pullets in their first year of production, or from older hens, usually preferred for hatching?

Plowboy says 2015-09-22 10:01:44 (CST)

Judging from some of the weird shapes and contents of the eggs I have gotten from some of the hens when they are just starting to lay, I would say the eggs from the older pullets would be better for hatching.

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KM says 2015-09-22 11:03:30 (CST)

That is a good question. I have wondered that myself. Are the smaller pullet eggs as fertile? Are the hatched chicks smaller and more or less viable? Inquiring minds want to know.

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Kate V says 2015-09-22 15:46:53 (CST)

Older hens, not the ones in their first year.

I know my older birds (older than 1 yr) their eggs are much more uniform in shape and size.

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Dick Hutchinson says 2015-09-22 20:27:10 (CST)

Older hens

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JerryHicks says 2015-09-23 05:48:00 (CST)

From hens after their pullet year of production.

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