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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sager:)silkies, Oct 16, 2011.
a couple ppl told my bantam chickens take 19 days to hatch not 21
In my experience, not vast, but a number of hatches, my bantams always hatch early! I just hatched a different breed chick and that chick hatched on the evening of the 19th day. I went into lockdown early because I pretty much expected it and actually I think I should have gone into lockdown earlier because the one egg got shrink wrapped when I removed the turner and got the incubator set up for lockdown, it turns out it was internally pipped already and the drop in humidity as I did all the lockdown stuff basically killed it!!
ahh sorry to hear so most bantams do hatch early
I have only got experience with d'Uccles, cochins, ameraucana's, silkies and mixed breeds and those all hatched early for me. Some in the incubator and some under broodies so it wasn't the incubation temperature that caused it...
So bantams could just take 19 days ti hatch
My bantam eggs normally take 21 days to hatch. However, I have had the odd one hatch on day 20 OR day 22.
Quote:Yep, same here but I've not seen one on day 19.
My Japanese Bantams hatch on day 19 so far. I've got some that are supposed to go into lockdown on Wednesday and I am toying with going early. The last ones had pipped on day 18 before I realized it. But they did fine.
Sarama will absolutly hatch at 19 days. All other bantams I've hatched run 21...with the exception of Japs...they tend to come a bit early as well...I assume the Jan ancestry in the Serama is where they get it.
our bantams hatch on the 19th day.