Can I Incubate Duck Eggs with Chicken eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by TheLezzyChicks, Mar 10, 2014.

  1. TheLezzyChicks

    TheLezzyChicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm wanting to incubate my first spring batch of chicks this Friday and my Swedish Ducks just started laying. I don't even know if the eggs are fertile but I was wanting to experiment with them. Is there different requirements for duck eggs? Is it dangerous to incubate them together? Should i just wait until I can incubate the duck eggs? Thank you for the information guys it's really helpful to a first time chicken farmer <3
     
  2. forgetful

    forgetful Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chickens take 21 days, and duck take 28, so I would imagine you could. By the time all the chicks are hatched, your ducks would still not be on lock down (25th day, I think?)
     
  3. TheLezzyChicks

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    Alright thank you. Do you know if I can keep them at the same temp?
     
  4. forgetful

    forgetful Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup. They both incubate at the same temp.
     
  5. TheLezzyChicks

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    Awesome :3 Thank you so much
     
  6. forgetful

    forgetful Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No problem! Good luck with your incubation.
     

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