Serama Bantams

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by 19marvinn, Sep 21, 2016.

  1. 19marvinn

    19marvinn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2015
    I just ordered 6 serama bantam hatching eggs. I have hatched Rhode Island eggs before. I was wondering I anyone has had experience with the seramas or just bantams in general. Any advice is greatly appreciated.
    Also, do you hatch bantams any different than full sized?
  2. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

    Oct 11, 2014
    Gouverneur, NY
    Bantam breeds are known for hatching a day or two early. (Doesn't mean they will, just not uncommon for them to.) I found when I did my silkie eggs, because they were so much smaller than my standard eggs, I had to run the humidity higher than I usually do. I usually run dry hitting around 30% for my standard eggs, but with the silkies I had to push it up to about 45% or they lost moisture too fast and the air cell was growing too big. But monitoring the air cells will help determone that. Other than that, they hatched normally.

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