Egg question?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by millerwb, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. millerwb

    millerwb In the Brooder

    May 9, 2009
    Bryan, TX
    I have several bantam hens but no bantam roo. I also have a standard EE roo. He has been working over my bantam hens. What will I get if I incubate the eggs? Will they survive to hatch?
  2. SpringChickens

    SpringChickens Songster

    Feb 1, 2009
    Lexington, KY
    I would expect slightly elevated mortality, due to the decreased space for development. Some bantams lay fairly large eggs, so you may do ok!!

    Worth a try. You'll probably just end up with large bantams/small LF
  3. Lach Cnoc Farm

    Lach Cnoc Farm Songster

    Apr 16, 2009
    Western Washington
    i hatched a lot of my own eggs that were this type of breeding, large roo over small hen, near all of my eggs hatched just fine, i had some humidity issues at the time so i did lose about 5. the ones that hatched are all growing and doing great.

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