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Do Bantams Hatch Earlier Than Standard Size Chickens?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by austrolover1, Mar 31, 2016.

  1. austrolover1

    austrolover1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have bantams hatching this week and I was wondering when I need to do the lock-down. Do bantams hatch earlier than normal sized chickens? Any info given asap would be great! Thanks!
     
  2. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You'll need to research for the breed you have. Some bantams take the 21 days. My serama hatch in 19 days-Japanese bantams in 20 days.
     
  3. austrolover1

    austrolover1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have Red-breasted rosecomb bantams.
     
  4. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At one time I had blue rosecomb. It has been many years , but I think they were the 21 days. I would suggest using the morning of the 18th day for lockdown.
     
  5. austrolover1

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    Thanks!
     
  6. Its ME

    Its ME Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bantams typically hatch faster, since their egg is smaller. But you can keep lockdown and all that the same, that's what I did and they hatched fine.
     
  7. austrolover1

    austrolover1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You won't believe this but they are hatching right now!!!!!! I didn't know when to lockdown but I just did while their beaks were sticking out of the shell so I am SO excited!!!!!!!!!!
     
  8. Its ME

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    OMG fun!!!!!!!!!! Hope they all make it!! Good luck to u and all your fluffy chicks! Post pictures of them when they hatch!!
     
  9. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great luck to you. I'm looking forward to pictures also.
     
  10. austrolover1

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    I have six of them! I took two out of the incubator and they just sat there. So I stuck them back in... Any tips? I have never used an incubator before. I did decrease the temp slightly.
     

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