Bantam eggs for lockdown question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ambe0487, Oct 31, 2015.

  1. ambe0487

    ambe0487 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 6, 2015
    Urbandale, IA
    I have chicken eggs in the incubator on day 15 with some of them being bantams. I've been seeing that bantams are known for hatching earlier than the 21 days (around 19). Should I put them in lockdown tomorrow or wait for a couple more days? Thanks in advance
  2. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

    Oct 11, 2014
    Gouverneur, NY
    I never lockdown before day 18. Unless they pip earlier than day 18, I would not lockdown early. Mine pipped and hatched day 19.

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