do small eggs hatch first?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Shelly Chip, Sep 6, 2013.

  1. Shelly Chip

    Shelly Chip In the Brooder

    Aug 4, 2013
    I am not sure if it is just coincidence or not, but I had two bantam eggs that were noticeably smaller than my other bantam eggs and they have hatched first. Is this the norm?
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité

    Jun 28, 2011
    Tipperary, Ireland
    I wouldn't say it's the norm, I've had bantam eggs hatch late under broody hens before, but I did find that smaller eggs often hatch a bit sooner. I had 4 small eggs hatch on day 19 under a broody recently and my MIL's teeny tiny bantams' eggs sometimes hatched on day 16!

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