What day should I stop turning in this situation? Advice please!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MA Mama, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. MA Mama

    MA Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 3 Showgirl (Silkie x Turken) eggs in the bator. One is a regular chicken egg sized, and the other 2 are significantly smaller bantam sized. Because they are a cross between a standard size chicken and a bantam, how does that affect their hatch day? Does the fact that they are very different in size affect their hatch day? Also, what day should I stop turning in a situation like this? (And NO, I am not totally sure they are Showgirl eggs - I bought them off ebay and the seller has been less than helpful with followup. Maybe the bigger egg is a Turken??)
     
  2. mandelyn

    mandelyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You do everything the same. Egg size won't change the hatch date, only temperature will. If you've been running warm, they may be early, if running on the cooler side, they may be late. Lockdown 3 days before hatch and that usually prepares for early birds.
     
  3. MA Mama

    MA Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, thanks for that information! I read somewhere that bantams hatched at 19 days, so that's why I was questioning it. I appreciate your help!
     

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