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incubating bantam eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by irmad, Jul 27, 2013.

  1. irmad

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    Would anyone know what day I should be doing incubator lock down for my bantam eggs.... 18-19 day?

    Do I count in the day I placed the eggs in the incubator?..... it was the evening time.
     

  2. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Free Ranging Premium Member

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    Day 1 is 24 hours after you started incubating. It doesn't matter if it was morning, noon or night. If you set them on a Friday, they should start hatching on a Friday. Bantams do sometimes hatch early, though, so don't be surprised. Lockdown is usually day 18.
     
  3. irmad

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    Ok... cool.. gotta lock down this tuesday 18 day...

    They hatch unti 23 days?
     
  4. irmad

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    Incubator locked down. Lets see what happens in the next few days.. so excited!
     
  5. irmad

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    19th day today silver laced bantantam egg is moving all over the placed..... still has'nt peept all day.
     
  6. Jessica Lynn

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    Oh how exciting!
    Are you going to put up pictures here when they hatch?
     
  7. irmad

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    Deffinantly will. :D, will keep you posted....
     

  8. Jessica Lynn

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    I'm looking forward to when we get an incubator. I know my little girls will love it!
     
  9. irmad

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    Well about three weeks ago I successfully hatched japenese jumbo quials and my kids absolutely loved them. That was the first time I ever incubated and it was a very good experience. .. now my kids are very excited about the bantams...
     
  10. irmad

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    One of my bantam chicks hatched... but there appears to be some blood from the egg and some blood on the back of the chick.... chick has come out of the shell without any intervention is moving and making noise..... is he going to make it or is that normal.... first time incubating.
     

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