Bantam Incubation, how many days?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sojeo, May 6, 2009.

  1. sojeo

    sojeo Songster

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    I have 9 eggs in the bator, 8 regular and 1 banty. Everything going well until yesterday. My little bantam egg hasn't shown any movement since yesterday. I mean none at all. I fear that he is dead [​IMG]. I didn't know until today that they have a shorter incubation period. Is it 18 days? When do I stop turning for them if I get more in the future? Today is day 16. All the rest are doing fine and I am hoping for some success as this is my very first hatch!
     
  2. tonini3059

    tonini3059 [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Luv

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    They are the same as a normal chicken..21 days
     
  3. sojeo

    sojeo Songster

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    That's what I thought at first and then I read a post saying that it was shorter. Thanks for the info. I am still fearing that it has quit, but am leaving it in the bator just incase.

    I had no idea hatching chicks would be so nerve wracking! But I love it!
     
  4. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

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    Yep they take 21 days too, but sometimes you will have them hatch a day or two early, or even a day or two late.
     

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