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2 brief questions about incubating eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cupman, Oct 6, 2011.

  1. cupman

    cupman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1) What happens if you try and incubate a double yolker?

    2) What happens if you try and incubate different types of birds at the same time? I was thinking of trying guineas and chickens.

    Thanks in advance.
     
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2011
  2. pete55

    pete55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi

    A double yolker can develop as twins but they usually perish so its not often done as it seems such a shame to start them.

    Mixed eggs can be done and you'll see examples of it in the link below. We did poultry and Guineafowl this year with good results [​IMG]

    Here's two links that may be of help you and also if you visit our website there lots of incubation links there and information.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=491013

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=577310

    Website http://oakgarthgeese.com

    Hope it all helps [​IMG]

    Pete [​IMG]
     
  3. cupman

    cupman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    very cool. thanks for that. pretty cool you do turtles, too.
     
  4. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I have incubated Chicken eggs and Pheasant eggs at the same time. Pheasant eggs do require a longer incubation period.

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