D'uccle's number of hatching days?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by shanshan51, Oct 6, 2011.

  1. shanshan51

    shanshan51 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Since D'uccles come from smaller eggs they hatch in 18-19 days? Is this true? If it is what day do I take them off the turner at 16-17 days?
     
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  2. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    No, they are regular chicken eggs so they hatch in 21. THey were bred that small because peasants were only allowed to keep small eggs. THe large ones had to be brought to the king/ruler of the area.
     
  3. shanshan51

    shanshan51 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow that is super cool. Thank you for that fact!
     
  4. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    oops i just remembered that it is the DUTCH BANTAM that was bred for that reason . I always mess them up since i owned mille fleur in both.sorry
     
  5. shanshan51

    shanshan51 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So is your fact above still true? Number of hatching days and size?
     
  6. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    yes they still take 21 days. Its the seramas that take only 19. But they are a total different size category.
     

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