Incubating Bantam Eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SunChick, Oct 28, 2007.

  1. SunChick

    SunChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I remember correctly, bantam eggs usually hatch sooner than 21 days. I am writing up instructions for my partner in crime to hatch these eggs with her students and I think I want to still tell her to remove the eggs from the turner at Day 18. Right? or Day 17 for bantam eggs?
     
  2. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    Just found this, it states 19 days for Banty eggs. It's about half way down the page, Incubation Periods.

    Dawn
     
  3. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    http://www.ansi.okstate.edu/resource-room/reprod/poultry/incubation.htm

    OK
    , this site lists 21 days for standard AND banty chickens.

    I was getting second thoughts about my silky eggs that are in the bator now...

    Can someone with actual experience resolve this one?? I was thinking 21 days for all kinds of chickens but is there a difference between stds and bantys?
     
  4. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    Nice find, Susan!

    I'm curious as all get out, now!

    Doing some research on incubating since I'll be getting hatching eggs in the spring and want to be well prepared ahead of time.

    Dawn
     
  5. BantyChickMom

    BantyChickMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2007
    Henderson, NC
    I am currently hatching bantams.

    I hatched some last week and have some hatching now.
    I stopped turning and raised humidity to 68% to 70% on
    DAY 18.

    Last week, 2 hatched on day 21 and the other hatched on day 22.

    Today is day 20 for this week's hatch, and one has pipped this morning and hatched about 2:30 this afternoon.

    I still have 3 more due tomorrow(day 21).

    Hope this helps.
     
  6. SunChick

    SunChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think that incubation time must matter if a hen is setting. I could almost swear that when our silkie hen hatched out her eggs (which were standards), they were early. So maybe they only hatch early for setting hens and later for bators? :| This would be interesting to compare!
     
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2007

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