Yikes...just been told bantam eggs are hard to hatch?True? False?

lexgold

Songster
9 Years
Feb 15, 2010
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Am excited to get my bantam eggs in the mail tomorrow.
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A local farmer told me he can't get his bantam eggs to hatch but his regular chicken eggs hatch fine. He also said that they are too small to turn properly in the egg turner. I plan to hatch pheasant eggs in the turner. Perhaps his eggs just aren't fertile? Should I get a smaller rack?
 

canada-goose

Is Mostly Harmless
11 Years
Jul 16, 2009
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Get a pheasant size turner and you'll do fine. My Serama eggs all hatched and they're supposed to be a tricky breed! Good luck!
 

chickenzoo

Emu Hugger
12 Years
Mar 10, 2008
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a bumpy dirt road in Florida
Never had trouble with any of my bantams when I used a Styrofoam bator.. even hatched pheasants. Now that I have a big bator... I wish I had trouble every now and then......... chicks everywhere !!!
 

FrizzlesRule

Songster
10 Years
Dec 22, 2009
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Bantam eggs are best hatched under a natural incubator........a broody hen like a Silkie or Cochin.
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gamebirdsonly

Crowing
13 Years
Mar 5, 2007
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UTAH
No problems here. I have bantam eggs hatching right now that were 2 and half weeks old when put them in the incubator.
 

kelseygirl707

Dances with Chickens
10 Years
Mar 3, 2009
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I've never had any problems, they fit just fine in the turner, it's button quail eggs that don't. As for hatching, they hatch just as well as the LF eggs I hatch.
 

MANNA-PRO

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