incubating bantam eggs with regular eggs??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ChickenKatie, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. ChickenKatie

    ChickenKatie Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 18, 2009
    I just ordered a bunch of chicken eggs to incubate and decided to try my hand at bantam eggs. I never thought about possible differences in incubation for the two, as i plan to incubate them together as one batch. I assumed they would be the same as chicken eggs, but never thought to check!

    Anyone done this before? Any info really appreciated!!!!
  2. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    Some may hatch a day or two early but thats it.
  3. MagsC

    MagsC Queen Of Clueless

    Jul 27, 2008
    Pretty much the same.
  4. Overeasyplz

    Overeasyplz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2009
    That's cool I was wondering about that too
  5. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    Agreed - from my experience sometimes the bantam eggs hatch a day earlier - but not always.
  6. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

    Nov 26, 2008
    Neenah, WI
    in general they are the same, unless you have serama, they have a habbit of hatching a day or two early
  7. Chickie'sMoma

    Chickie'sMoma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 21, 2009
    Rochester, NH
    i've noticed that my bantams hatched at around 20 days but i think they were at a slightly higher temp in the bator. i kept mine at 100-101.

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