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hatching bantams & standards

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by growinupinfl, Dec 14, 2010.

  1. growinupinfl

    growinupinfl Songster

    Apr 2, 2010
    I have heard that bantams hatch earlier than standards. Is this true or do the all take about the same time? Has anyone hatched standard and bantam in the incubator together before?


  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I have. Only a couple of times, and they were shipped eggs, so I don't necessarily think one can go by my small examples. But one time, a couple of bantams pipped and hatched earlier than some of the standard breed chicks. Another time, they all hatched about the same time, with a standard chick pipping before a bantam. The bantam, howler, zipped and hatched faster than the standard pipping first.
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2010
  3. chickendude1

    chickendude1 In the Brooder

    Sep 25, 2010
    Morganton North Carolina
    When i hattched some silkies and buff orpingtons the silkies hatched faster and the buff orpingtons hatch later but thats my exspereince it could be different for other people
  4. tallyho

    tallyho Songster

    Aug 24, 2010
    Nope, day 21...marans and banty cochins. Now if you ask who takes the longest to hatch (from pip)... dang silkies.
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2010
  5. minihorse927

    minihorse927 Whipper snapper

    Nov 3, 2010
    They are suppose to go the same 21 days if incubated in the same environment. Now like someone else said, silkies I have had go a day early or 5 days late. It is almost always one or the other, never on time!
  6. NoseyChickens

    NoseyChickens Feathers On The Ground

    Aug 3, 2009
    Southern California
    I have only ever had one hatch go early. Bantam millie fleur cochins. But I have hatched quite a few large fowl and bantams and 21 days is pretty standard.
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2010

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