Do bantams hatch early?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by 4boysmom, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. 4boysmom

    4boysmom Songster

    Jun 12, 2007
    I have 36 eggs in the bator to hatch in the 4th grade class at my boys school.....all bantam - should I stop turning earlier than day 18? I'm used to hatching standards and wondered if it was any different.
  2. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Songster

    May 2, 2009
    Woods, TX
    same as others.
  3. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Not same as others. Most Bantam breeds hatch at day 19, while standard breeds hatch at day 21.
  4. DragonEggs

    DragonEggs Songster

    May 11, 2010
    Borger, TX
    I know serama eggs generally hatch on day 19. Dunno about any others.
  5. silkieowner

    silkieowner Songster

    Apr 17, 2010
    my silkies eggs hatched on day 21 they were under my broody silkie. I would stop turning on day 18 same as any other breed.
  6. jjhphome

    jjhphome Hatching

    Aug 13, 2010
    I've got a bantam, Henny, on 8 fertilized eggs I found for her since her first six were broken. We're going to move her and her 'new' eggs tonight to her coop/box. I was wondering, if she takes to the eggs - how long until they hatch - anything special we need to be doing. I've read some talk about turning the eggs? Please help we're new at this. We've had JJ and HP for 3 to 4 years and she's never set on eggs before!
  7. kipper

    kipper Songster

    I have only hatched bantys once, and they hatched at 19 or 20 days. This took me by surprise![​IMG]
  8. In His Service

    In His Service Wise Men Still Seek Him

    Apr 25, 2010
    Our hen, lf salmon faverolle went broody, and we added some of our banties eggs. The banty eggs hatched a day or two earlier.
  9. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

    Mar 22, 2010
    Saratoga County, NY
    I have silkies mixed in with large fowl - should I lock down a day early? I'd hate to have a repeat of the guinea incident where they all started popping out in the turner when the humidity was only 50%. [​IMG]
  10. incubatingisfun

    incubatingisfun Songster

    Dec 15, 2009
    i wouldnt risk raising humidity and drowning them.i incubate all chicken eggs the same

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