hatching

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Ricks Chicks, Sep 14, 2008.

  1. Ricks Chicks

    Ricks Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    When an egg is layed how long before it hatches in an incubator?
     
  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Sorry. What kind of egg? I have seen many that say chickens is 21 days, ducks and guineas-28 days, mascovie ducks-35 days.
     
  3. saranbensmom

    saranbensmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Serama chicken eggs 19 days, button quail 16 days........
     
  4. Ricks Chicks

    Ricks Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    I am sorry. I have RIR:)
     
  5. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

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    Quote:ALL chicken eggs have a 21 day incubation period.

    So do bantams, although there are many reports of them sometimes arriving a little early.
     
  6. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:ALL chicken eggs have a 21 day incubation period.

    So do bantams, although there are many reports of them sometimes arriving a little early.

    So far, I have hatched 16 bantam chicks in my bator, and everyone of them has been at least a day early. Most were 2-3 days early. The little guy that hatched this morning(Monday) wasn't supposed to hatch until Thursday!! [​IMG]
     
  7. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

    Mar 2, 2008
    Tulsa
    Quote:ALL chicken eggs have a 21 day incubation period.

    So do bantams, although there are many reports of them sometimes arriving a little early.

    So far, I have hatched 16 bantam chicks in my bator, and everyone of them has been at least a day early. Most were 2-3 days early. The little guy that hatched this morning(Monday) wasn't supposed to hatch until Thursday!! [​IMG]

    For my own part, I suspect that the smaller Bantam eggs are a little more sensitive to temperature.

    If they respond more to small over temps, that would explain their regularly hatching early.

    If they hatch, and are fine, I guess it isn't much of an issue.
     

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