Incubating bantam eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Coopsmom, Nov 12, 2019.

  1. Coopsmom

    Coopsmom Chirping

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    0B93BB58-5B90-468C-908C-A15DB047E206.jpeg Hi everyone!

    I have a trio of Belgian d’uccle mille fleur birds and I’d like to test their fertility. Should I use the same parameters for temperature and humidity to incubate the eggs, or are there adjustments needed for these adorable eggs?

    Thanks in advance!!
     
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  2. Rose Quartz

    Rose Quartz Enabler

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    I found my bantam eggs, (Nothing as nice as your birds) were really sensitive to the humidity.

    I lost all my bantam eggs because I had my incu set up in the basement. They died after lockdown. I had normal sized eggs in the same incu at the time that hatched.

    I guess I would suggest running your incu as you normally do, but keep a close watch on the aircells and make sure they're growing as they should be.
     
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  3. Ted_Harrell

    Ted_Harrell Crowing

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    Same as rose quartz said plus make sure you have the right turner for your bantam eggs that the get turned properly when they are supposed to...
     
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  4. Coopsmom

    Coopsmom Chirping

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    Oh dear - they make a separate turner for bantam eggs? I’ll have to look for that before I get started
     
  5. Ted_Harrell

    Ted_Harrell Crowing

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    I was probably thinking of quail my fault, just make sure they are getting turned properly as the eggs are smaller...
     
  6. Coopsmom

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    No you’re probably right. These eggs are pretty tiny! I’ll see if the feed store has a turner today.
     

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