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Can i hatch duck n marans at same time??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by shellikirbey, Apr 6, 2016.

  1. shellikirbey

    shellikirbey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just got some duck and maran eggs real cheap at are sale barn auction that's every Wed and I'm wondering if I can hat h them together
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    the potential issue is the difference in the incubation length which can lead to an issue when you reach the point of lockdown for the chicken eggs and the duck eggs are still incubating. Are you planning to use a separate hatcher or planning to hatch in the main incubator? Using a separate hatcher is one way to overcome the issue. The other potential solution is to stagger your "set" dates so that the duck eggs are set first and then set the chicken eggs at the point where their expected hatch dates have synchronized. -- (ETA - the staggered dates could be problematic as you don't know how old the eggs are at this point so waiting could push them beyond optimal hatch rate age)
     
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  3. shellikirbey

    shellikirbey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can use separate hatcher
     
  4. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    With that I would set them all together so you avoid aging any of the eggs any more than they are already - then move them to the hatcher when the time comes.
     
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  5. Bryam

    Bryam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You should be fine! I just hatched silkies and my call duck eggs are hatching next week. The key is having a stable incubator. I up the humidty the last 2 days, the duck eggs love humidity, so they were not affected.

    Good luck! :(
     
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  6. shellikirbey

    shellikirbey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK.. Thanks..these look like desent eggs..hope they do good...thanks
     
  7. Bryam

    Bryam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Best of luck!! Happy hatching!!
     
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