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Can Ducks and chickens be incubated at the same time? Help

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Zgoatlady, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. Zgoatlady

    Zgoatlady Songster

    Mar 20, 2009
    Enumclaw, WA
    My Coop
    I put this on the chicken thread and they said it might be better here.
    So I have some skovy eggs and want to put them with my chicken eggs in my cabinet incubator. Than at the end move them to a hatcher. Can I do this?
    Ive never had ducks before. Can anyone help me with this.

  2. lovin my birds

    lovin my birds Songster

    Mar 15, 2011
    Odessa, MO
    I dont know what the profesionals will say but I have done it before. The temp for them is relatively the same and the humidity isnt to far off. I just kinda try and keep it between the 2 humidity suggestions. Then when you but them in the hatcher make the humidity on the ducks a little higher than normal and the chickens a little lower. I usually do this with bantam eggs since they seem to like having a higher humidity anyway but I have done it with large fowl eggs as well, and it turned out good. I had a 90 % hatch rate on both the chickens and the ducks. Good luck!

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