incubation times for smaller game birds

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by itsmed55, Feb 8, 2015.

  1. itsmed55

    itsmed55 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi I'm new to raising chickens. I have 12 bantys in my DIY incubator. Everything has been going very well. All 12 are doing great and it is day 17 . My question is.... Does the incubation period vary any between breeds or different breed sizes? So... I thought I would start this thread to see what people with a lot more experience, than I have, had to say about it. Thanks for your input.
     
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  2. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Technically, chicken eggs (despite breed) are tagged with a 21 day gestation period. With that being said, it is common for your bantams to hatch a day or two earlier. Of course there are other factors that will come into play as to what day the eggs will hatch such as temps.
     
  3. howfunkyisurchicken

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    My Silkie eggs never hatch early, despite my hoping they will, they're always around day 21. If it is early, its usually the day before.
     
  4. AmyLynn2374

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    My last hatch had 2 silkies. they pipped day 19 and hatched day 20.... of course more than half of my hatch did....lol
     

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