Silkie Bantam egg question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by silkies4penny, Dec 14, 2011.

  1. silkies4penny

    silkies4penny Out Of The Brooder

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    hello, I am getting ready to go into lockdown for my first attempt at hatching eggs. I have done a tone of research, and I cant remember where I saw this but I read that bantam eggs hatch a little faster?! do they generally go 21 days like all other eggs or do they hatch at 20 days? Im just trying to figure out what day to go into lockdown.
     
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    I just hatched some bantam cochins and bantam polish. They pipped on day 19, and they were all done hatching by day 21. I think the timing is the same as for the large fowl.

    Sharon
     
  3. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Mine will usually hatch on day 20. Once in a while i'll get some that hatch on day 19.
     
  4. psycoforsilkies

    psycoforsilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought eggs from Cj's and she told me to take out of the turner on day 17, because they some times like to hatch early
     
  5. marlene

    marlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All my bantam breeds started piping by day 19 and mostly all done by day 20, the larger breeds i found piped on day 20 and hatched by day 21.
    I still go in to lockdown at the end of day 18 no matter what breeds i am hatching and up till now it's been ok.
     

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