Bantam incubating times

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Josie, Jan 3, 2008.

  1. Josie

    Josie Songster

    Jan 3, 2008
    I have some BLR bantam wyandotte eggs from eBay in the incubator, and I have read that bantams have an incubating time of 19 days.
    Has this been everyones experience?
    Should I plan on 21 days or earlier?
    If earlier, should I mind the 3-final-days-no-turning-rule or is there a new one?
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Do the normal 21 days. There are some strains that are earlier, but as a rule, bantam or not, 21 days.
  3. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

    Sep 4, 2007
    I have had some hatch out a day early. Not one day nineteen though. I would say just plan on 21 days.

    LUVMYCHICKS In the Brooder

    Dec 3, 2007
    Baton Rouge. LA
    For the silkies, mine start pipping at day 19 and are usually born during the 20th day. I usually put them in at night for day 1, so around 4 o'clock just before day 18, I stop turning them, increase humidity and wait...[​IMG]
  5. jab91864

    jab91864 Songster

    Apr 3, 2007
    Northern Michigan
    Silkies, banty fav's and banty cochin is all I have experience with the earliest I've had any pop out was on the 20th day. I plan for 21 days !!!

    Julie [​IMG]
  6. therealsilkiechick

    therealsilkiechick ShowGirl Queen

    Jul 18, 2007
    Northwestern, pa
    i have hatched many breeds of both banty and lf and stuck to this year with all banty other than some of my polish lf. i have never had a bantam hatch earlier than day 20 weather under a broody or with a bator and i have never had them hatch later than 5 days late due to humidity problems.

    they require 21 days same as a lf egg stop turning on day 18 with humidity increase. however for my silkies, SF and showgirls they are usually like clock work day 20 and 21 or something is wrong and they need candled for internal pips.

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