Hatching bantam eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Bondo Chicks, Jun 2, 2016.

  1. Bondo Chicks

    Bondo Chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Do I need to do any thing different when I hatching bantam eggs,, than you do for regular eggs.
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    Basically no, nothing different, but one possible issue. Are you using an automatic turner? Will the bantam eggs fit so they are turned properly?
     
  3. RubyNala97

    RubyNala97 Overrun With Chickens

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    Make sure you monitor the air cells closely. I trace them on day 7,14, and 18. My bantam eggs like a higher humidity (around 40-50%). You can start on the lower side but just watch them to see if you need to increase it.
     
  4. Bondo Chicks

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    I am using a automatic turner. Thanks for that thought. I didn't think of that. If they don't fit should I try to put something in the holder?
     
  5. Bondo Chicks

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    Thank you
     
  6. RubyNala97

    RubyNala97 Overrun With Chickens

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    What incubator are you using? I prefer to hand turn but when I was using a turner I used tissues to keep the eggs in place. They kept falling over and leaning on their sides. Some people use foam too.
     

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