Smaller eggs = Faster Incubation?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by madamwlf, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. madamwlf

    madamwlf Nevermore Acres

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    I have small bantam eggs set in the bator along with regular brown eggs. I'm on day 7 right now. I can't see anything in the brown to make me think they are good. If there is no air pocket, are they bad eggs? The bantams eggs, however, I can see what looks like a little beating heart. My question is, do smaller eggs incubate faster then larger ones??? The larger eggs are easily 3 times bigger then the bantams. I would think with such a smaller surface and area to heat, it would grow a bit faster. Are the bantam eggs growing too fast?? Thanks for the help.
     
  2. midget_farms

    midget_farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nope. They all take 21 days.

    They may heat up faster - but once they are at 100* they stay there. At least we all hope they do!

    Cool that you can see the heart. All my eggs are light or dark brown. I have a hard time seeing in any of them.
     
  3. Baralak

    Baralak Chillin' With My Peeps

    Unless they are Serama eggs.. They do tend to hatch a day early.
     
  4. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    most quail eggs take 17-24 to hatch, bobs 22-24
     

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