Bantam Egg

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cyndiscof, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. cyndiscof

    cyndiscof Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If a Bantam Hen has an egg fertilized by a full size rooster, can the chick be too big for the egg?
     
  2. AmericanMom

    AmericanMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    interesting question! I also await what others think.
     
  3. FoxholeFarm

    FoxholeFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been wondering this too! I have some bantam eggs in the incubator that came from a flock with a bantam roo and a couple Rhode Island Roos... I'm nervously wondering if I may end up with deformed chicks that are too big for their shells.
     
  4. darkbluespace

    darkbluespace Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hmmm, I have always heard that the size of the egg determines the size of the chick. People do cross bantam and larger breeds all the time so they clearly do hatch.
     
  5. ChucktheChick

    ChucktheChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yep I've heard that too. I have had old English game mixed with brahma before! Usually I have found that the size of the mothers usual every day egg is how big the egg will be. She won't lay a bigger egg.
     
  6. FoxholeFarm

    FoxholeFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The eggs have started hatching and the chicks are definitely tiny! Don't know if that means they came from the Mille fleur rooster since there was one in the flock, or of these mixies are just petite but I have two fluffed out and a third in the middle of the zip now and all seems well.
     

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