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Incubating Duck eggs with Chicken eggs?

post #1 of 23
Thread Starter 

I am a total newb...I was just wondering, is it possible to incubate both duck eggs and chicken eggs at the same time...in the same incubator?

or do they have different requirements?


thanks

post #2 of 23

I've never tried it, but the duck eggs take longer to hatch so that would be an issue.

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I'm a Farmer/Rancher  Wife,Mom & Grandma  No Farms, No food. 
If you want house chickens and ducks in diapers then this is the forum for you.
I've got 50+ years of poultry experience, but this 'poultry' forum isn't for me anymore.
If you're going to complain about farmers, don't do it with a full belly or a mouthful.
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post #3 of 23

longer hatch and more humidity

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post #4 of 23

Duck eggs require higher humidity levels than chickens do.  I've only hatched ducks once, but I seem to recall the number of days is longer too...

Julie big_smile

post #5 of 23

My book from Brinsea says they both require the same humidity, 40-50%.

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post #6 of 23
Thread Starter 

ic....


the reason I asked was, My friend is possibly buying an incubator, along with duck eggs to hatch , and I am thinking hatching some chicks.

I was hoping I would be able to share an incubator so that I don't have to buy a incubator that holds 50 eggs when I am only hatching 3 tongue


Edited by Henriettahen - 2/16/08 at 6:43pm
post #7 of 23

If you have a seperate hatcher you can incubate them together. I always do and have never had any problems.

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post #8 of 23
Thread Starter 

what do you mean by a seperate hatcher?

srry...I have never incubated before

post #9 of 23

I had a problem hatching duck eggs with chicken eggs befor. The bactiria from the chicken eggs killed the ducks wene they hatched

2 dogs,1 cat 1 turkey,3 chickens,1 duck,2 pheaseants,3 button quail, 2 guinea pigs, 1 gerble,10 fish,2 goats, 1 parrot ,1 rabbit,4 love birds,3 parakeets!!!!!
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2 dogs,1 cat 1 turkey,3 chickens,1 duck,2 pheaseants,3 button quail, 2 guinea pigs, 1 gerble,10 fish,2 goats, 1 parrot ,1 rabbit,4 love birds,3 parakeets!!!!!
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post #10 of 23

I'm not sure why that would happen, but couldn't you do a very quick clean of the incubator with a mild detergent then put the duck eggs back in?  I had to take my incubator apart during my first hatch, and I still got an 80% hatch on shipped eggs.

Mama to a Bloodhound, a Labradork, a GSP, 2 Black Mouth Curs; a cat; Lav Silkies; Chocolate OEGBs; Pekin Ducks; Embden and American Blue Geese; Bourbon Red turkeys; guineas; dairy goats; and 4 Quarter Horses! 

Working on rebuilding my Orpingtons after a bobcat wipeout.
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Working on rebuilding my Orpingtons after a bobcat wipeout.
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