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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by lolaged, Aug 3, 2013.
Do bantum eggs take longer to hatch
Normally bantam eggs take the same time - some times a little less than large fowl chicken.
Some people get confused when to start counting the 21 days but if eggs are set on saturday at 11 am, they should hatch by saturday 11 am 3 weeks later. Day one ends on Sunday at 11 am and so forth. If your temps are not quite high enough, it may take 2 days more.
Every time I have hatched bantams they have hatched on day 19.
to put that into context, what day do your large fowl hatch?
I haven't hatched a whole lot of large fowl but the few that I did hatched on day 21-22.
Others I am sure have more experience but I tend to set between 150 and 300 eggs from 10 - 20 different suppliers all on the same day and in the same incubator. I find that a clutch of eggs from a single supplier will all hatch within a few hours of each other, whether large fowl or bantams, Some will start on day 19 - others day 20. Smaller egg breeds tend to be the earlier.
It will often depend on the temps of the incubator. I recently dropped my temps from 100F to 99.3F and have slowed my hatch by 24hrs.