Hatching bantam eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by stephanie1992, Sep 24, 2011.

  1. Godiva

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    Ok, so I am not way out of normal then! [​IMG] I think I am going to lockdown early and see what happens. Stephanie1992, not many incubators actually read the humidity for you. You can buy a cheap hygrometer at Petsmart or at Amazon (I have two in my incubator in case one goes wacko! Though I am thinking I may need another since how do you know which one is malfunctioning if you only have two? Mmmm.... I have another cheap analog one lurking somewhere so may just add that to my collection [​IMG] ) Onward ho!
     
  2. ok thank u i may go pick one up, and ill candle them before i decide to put them on lockdown to make sure they are all formed and ready for lockdown
     
  3. marlene

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    My Bantam's have always piped on day 19, i put them in lockdown day 18 as normal.
     
  4. debbruther

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    I have read a ton of different opinions on humidity and hatching temps. I just lost a whole hatch (18 eggs) in a still air LG. I have added a fan and have more eggs to go in tomorrow and have a lot of anxiety over this. They are silkies and serama's. Is there a "perfect" temp and humidity?
     
  5. katsdar

    katsdar Crowing

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    I need some advice I'm hatching my first set of Bantam eggs, I have hatched LF with no problems, but when I candle the Bantam eggs I don't clearly see an air cell, but I do see a developing chick
     
  6. katsdar

    katsdar Crowing

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    oh never mind I candled them again and they are fine I just candled them too early
     
  7. ldalton

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    katsdar, I also have a batch of assorted bantams - silkies, cochins, serama-mixes in the incubator day nine. When are yours due?
     

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