Incubating Bantams

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by michael94, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. michael94

    michael94 Out Of The Brooder

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    Could someone tell me how loneg does it take to hatch Bantam chicken eggs, is it the same as larger chickens?[​IMG]
     
  2. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    Yes it's the same, except they sometimes hatch a day or two early.
     
  3. alex

    alex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's 20 days if i remember correctly.
     
  4. donnap1967

    donnap1967 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So do you still stop turning at Day 18 then?
     
  5. Julie08

    Julie08 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2008
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    Yes, you do everything the same as a standard
     
  6. the simple life

    the simple life Chillin' With My Peeps

    I just hatched a variety of breeds at once and all the bantams hatched on day 20 and the rest on 21 and 22.
     
  7. donnap1967

    donnap1967 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know I should not fret or even bug the poor little eggs so soon, but I candled a couple just now. I so love to watch them developing in there. I am just starting Day 4 and I don't see anything going on in there yet. A couple just looked somewhat darker at the top, fat end of the egg.

    I hereby swear not to open the bator except to turn the eggs and no more candling until Day 8. Should I have seen anything like veins yet though?
     
  8. Julie08

    Julie08 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2008
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    wait til Day 10 if you can. Chances are better then of seeing good development..... then you are sorta suppose to leave them til day 18.......... Never works for me. How many eggs do you have in the bator? What kind are they?
     
  9. donnap1967

    donnap1967 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have seven silkie eggs in there. The excitement is killing me! [​IMG]
     
  10. seriousbill

    seriousbill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It can be breed/strain specific. My Brahma Bantams always hatch on Day 21. My Delawares always hatch on Day 20.
     

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