do bantams hatch before regular sized chickens?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by eggmanfromafghanistan, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. eggmanfromafghanistan

    eggmanfromafghanistan In the Brooder

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    any help is appreciated
     

  2. GotGame

    GotGame Songster

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    nope
     
  3. juliette2009

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    Don't think so...
     
  4. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    Yes, they may hatch a day or so earlier. This has been my experience anyway.
     
  5. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    No. Mine don't.
     
  6. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Free Ranging

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    Smaller eggs of the same breed tend to hatch a little earlier than larger eggs of the same breed. That I am convinced of. I do not know if bantam eggs tend to hatch earlier than regular eggs. I have no experience with bantam chickens.

    What I mean by tend to hatch earlier is that if you have a lot of eggs, you'll notice a difference. But if you only look at a very few eggs, it does not always work. For averages to mean anything, you have to have enough samples.
     
  7. Timmy

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    I believe seramas and red jungle fowl are closer to 18 days than 21.
     

  8. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

    On my first 2 hatches that had Bantams they hatched first ~ this time my FBCM, EE and Ameraucana have all started hatching, but no Bantam Cochins yet. They started hatching overnight last night, but aren't actually due until tomorrow.
     
  9. Delighted

    Delighted In the Brooder

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    I ususally set both Bantam and regular sized eggs in each of my hatchings. The bantams always hatch first--usually the day after lockdown. This time I have only bantam eggs, so i am making lockdown day a day earlier.
     
  10. robin416

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    I think every time I've read of bantam hatching eggs hatching in less than 21 days it involved an incubator. Since I almost exclusively let my hens do the work my hatch days are always right at 21. I have had a couple pip early but not hatch until they were due.
     

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