Can you incubate banty and regular eggs together?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MrsChickendad, Jan 30, 2009.

  1. MrsChickendad

    MrsChickendad Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just wondering if you can hatch bantam and regular chickens together. I can think of a couple of reasons why and a couple of reasons why not. Any advice?
     
  2. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    N. Louisiana
    I did, no problem, but the banty's hatched on day 17 while I had to wait to day 21 on the others. [​IMG]
     
  3. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    I had the same experience, my bantam egg hatched early on day 19 and the others on day 21 and 22 [​IMG]
     
  4. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    All together now... *sing it with me!* All together now... [​IMG]
     
  5. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    Yep, you certainly can. Mine all hatch at the same time. [​IMG]
     
  6. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

    Nov 12, 2008
    Hooker, OK
    you can even put quail in there!
     
  7. MrsChickendad

    MrsChickendad Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everybody. I thought maybe the big ol' chickies would trample the lil bitty chickies.

    Can you keep chicks of different sizes in the same brooder? I'd make things easier for a few weeks until we get the hotel arrangements figured out!
     
  8. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

    Nov 12, 2008
    Hooker, OK
    for a short period yes in the brooder...but not real long...my coturnix and banties do ok but the full sized guys just whooped up on them too much
     

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