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My barred rocks and buff orpingtons have been laying about a month now. The eggs still aren't as big as they should be in my opinion, however I can't wait to incubate some of their eggs! How long should you wait after they start laying before you try and incubate?
 

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If they are pullet eggs dont incubate them. they are to small to hatch a healthy chick, thats why nature does not allow pullet to go broody, they wait until they are over a year old.
 

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My chickens are nearing a year old. Their eggs are GOOD SIZED.
MOST started laying small eggs at about 5 months of age.
I'm planning to start incubating some of their eggs about a month from now.
Gonna separate my Buff Orpington Rooster and 2 Buff Orpington hens tomorrow....
....so that I can mark THEIR eggs as Pure-breds.
The others will have either Brown Leghorn Rooster or White Leghorn Rooster for fertilization.
Hens: Rhode Island Red (2), Easter Egger (1), Barred Rock (maybe Cuckoo Maran ?...lays dark brown eggs) (1).
----should be some interesting offspring----and LIKELY GOOD Egg-Layers !
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