Do Banams Hatch Sooner

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by nikevijo, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. nikevijo

    nikevijo HorseAholic

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    I have some Bantam Salmon Faverolle set to hatch on the 3rd.
    Day 18 is the 31st.
    Do the little guys hatch earlier than the standards??
    Should you stop turning/raise humidity with the bantams earlier?
     
  2. elliemay0305

    elliemay0305 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i cant say for sure but i think they take the same amount of time to hatch as a normal chicken.
     
  3. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

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    They take 21 days to hatch just like a standard chicken. But sometimes they will start hatching on day 20.
     
  4. jimnjay

    jimnjay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most all the bantam eggs I have ever set hatch out 12 to 24 hours before the standards. Much depends on simple temperature adjustments but I am always pleasantly surprised with pips late on day 19 or early on day 20. It takes some of the anxiety out, especially if you convince yourself they will be out on day 21. LOL
     
  5. rbseggs

    rbseggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    bantams tke the same amount of time as any other chickens. When incubated together the bantams usually beat the standards. This is due to the fact the the standard eggs being larger generate more heat and hold more heat than that of a small bantam eggs and that heat accelerates the small egg just enough to hatch a few hours before. when all the eggs are the same size there is no advantage so time variations are less noticable.
     

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