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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by playswithfowl, Jan 1, 2008.
I was wondering if duck and chicken eggs could be incubated in the same incubator??? Thanks, AJ
chicken takes 21 days and a duck takes 28 .also the humidity is higher for ducks
i my slef have done it hatch rate isnt that good because like chickencrazzy said humdity needs to be lil higher for ducks .
i have always incubated and hatched chicken and duck eggs together in my gqf sportsman and never had any problems
billson1.....would probably be the exception to the rule. Duck eggs need a higher humidity than chicken eggs. I use momma duck or a broody hen. When you use a broody hen, you will need to mist the eggs lightly with lukwarm water about every 3 days. I've never tried to do both in the same bator at the same time.
Quote:NOT really gqf instructions for duck wet bulb temp is 84 to 86 = 54 to 57 humidity, wet bulb temp for chickens in 85-87 =54-59 humidity and the final 3 days wet bulb temp is the same for ducks chicken and geese 90 to 94 which is 68 to 80 % humidity wet bulb temp for geese is 84 to 88 ieven hatch geese in the same just put them on the top tray i have a very good hatch rate and know others who do the same thing so no i am not the only one and humidity isnt that much of a difference
I have never had them in the same incubator but I have incubated duck eggs under the same conditions as required for chicken eggs and had good hatches, but I did use a plant mister and gave them a mist once a day or so. The problem with incubating them together if you don't have a hatcher is that the hatching of the chicks will introduce bacteria into the incubator, the same problems arise with incubating multiple batches or chicken eggs.
I have always incubated chicken and duck eggs together without any problems. I just start the duck egg first and then add the chicken eggs when the time is right.