Can I incubate duck and turkey eggs together?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Happy Camper, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. Happy Camper

    Happy Camper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's pretty much my question[​IMG]
     
  2. Megan Amber

    Megan Amber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would imagine no because duck eggs require a higher humidity level
     
  3. Happy Camper

    Happy Camper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh... [​IMG]
     
  4. Megan Amber

    Megan Amber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am sorry. I didn't mean to make you sad![​IMG]
     
  5. Happy Camper

    Happy Camper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hahaha... not sad... I was just thinking since both hatch in 28 days it would be a good idea... I have only hatched chicken eggs. I am expecting duck and turkey eggs and just have one incubator.

    Well, guess I would have to decide which ones to incubate and which ones to let mommies deal with... I think I will probably incubate the duck ones because I have heard Pekins are not good at sitting...

    Thanks for your input. I need to do more research, but in the meantime hope to hear from anyone who has done this... I guess someone has probably tried this before...
     
  6. Megan Amber

    Megan Amber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hope you find answers!
     
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  7. Celie

    Celie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do it all the time, including chicken eggs too, but I have a large GQF cabinet incubator that holds about 200 eggs at a time ! I wish I could be of more help! What model incubator do you have? Maybe someone with the same model can give you better advise ?
     
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  8. Happy Camper

    Happy Camper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for replying Celie!
    Well, mine holds 48 chicken eggs.. is a Still Air Incubator Model 2100 from Farm Innovators.
    In your incubator (given I understand is not the same and can accomodate many more)... are all at the same temp and humidity levels?
     
  9. novanod1966

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    do you incubate turkey eggs on their side like ducks or geese? also, I wonder if there is a "happy medium" on the humidity percentage that might be reached so both could be incubated?

    I too have waterfowl and turkeys coming; mine are geese and turkeys....... ducks are fixing to hatch this week and next week.

    don
     

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