Can I hatch any thing else along with chicken eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by RedheadErin, Feb 10, 2014.

  1. RedheadErin

    RedheadErin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My son's 4-H club is doing Embryology again, and I want to slip a few other eggs into the mix for variety and comparison. Can I put duck or quail eggs in the same incubator? As far as I recall, it is a still-air incubator and the eggs have to be hand-turned.
     
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    You can.... but you have to take into consideration that other eggs take different times to incubate.
    So you'll have to figure out when to start each type of egg so they all go into lockdown on the same day.....or use another incubator as a hatcher.
     
  3. AmericanMom

    AmericanMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am on a list for turkey eggs when they are ready, I have heard to incubate them for a week and then add chicken eggs, Turkeys take 28 days and chicks 21 days...apparently the chicks help the turkeys learn to eat and drink..

    I'm gonna do it [​IMG]
     
  4. RedheadErin

    RedheadErin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought there might be an issue with the humidity or the temperature or something. I'd like to do a few ducks.
     

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