what size chicks come from bantam hen full size rooster

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  1. CHICKEN77

    CHICKEN77 New Egg

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    I have a bantam hen that mated with a full size rooster, she is sitting on fertile eggs right now i was wondering what size the chicks would be. Does a bantam take the 21 days to hatch her eggs or do they hatch sooner?
     
  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    It should be the same length of time.

    The chicks should be smaller--because the hen lays a smaller egg, but the chicks could be small, large, or in-between after growing out. For the next few generations, you will see some smallish stock--even from bigger eggs--- Every now and then you'll get a random throwback to the banty size.
     
  3. crash0330

    crash0330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome dude! I was just gonna ask the same question, I have a silkie rooster whos been mating with my full size RIR and Im gonna incubate their eggs, cant wait to see what comes out of it.
     
  4. crash0330

    crash0330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    btw what breed are your birds?
     

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