Same incubating times for bantams and standard sizes?

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  1. ldalton

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    I have a mix of eggs in my incubator - some are assorted bantams and then I have two salmon falvarolles. They are all developing - today is day nine. My sister said that the bantams will hatch earlier than the standard sized eggs - at day 18. Is this true? Will the extra three days stagger be a problem? Thanks for any help!
     
  2. AmyLynn2374

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    Yes and no. You treat the bantams just like the standards in incubation, but it is often the case that your bantams will start hatching a day or two before your standards. A lot of times you'll see them appear at day 19 vs 21. Not always the case, but often. You would normally lockdown at 18 days anyway so chances are you would already be in lockdown when they hatch. Just keep an eye on the eggs and if by chance you get a pip earlier than that, just go into lockdown early. Good luck!
     
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    Thank you so much AmyLynn! I will keep my eye on them.
     
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    You are quite welcome. [​IMG]
     

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