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when to put in hatcher

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by key west chick, Nov 16, 2008.

  1. key west chick

    key west chick Songster

    May 31, 2008
    Gainesville, GA
    Today is day 17 for my banty kiki eggs. Some people think banties hatch earlier than standards. Should I put them in the hatcher tonight or do it tomorrow on day 18?
  2. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

    Aug 24, 2008
    Southern Ohio
    Now would be fine. Good luck on your hatch
  3. muscovy94

    muscovy94 Songster

    Nov 11, 2008
    Vicksburg, MS
    I aree. Now would be good. GOOD LUCK FROM ME TOO!!!
  4. rizq

    rizq Songster

    Oct 9, 2008
    I always set my serama eggs in the hatcher at 17 days because they tend to like to hatch at day 19 or 20. I think a day early is better than a day late. I worry if I wait longer they'll have a harder time positioning for the hatch.
  5. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    I keep being told that bantams hatch at 21 days like all other chickens, so I decided to wait till tonight (end of day 18) to move mine. Of course, as usual, I had one pipped shell and at least 2 more pipped in the air sac!!! I would say move them now, to avoid any problems!! That's what I will do from now on!

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