Chickens and Ducks in the Incubator Together

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickenfarmgirl, Feb 23, 2015.

  1. chickenfarmgirl

    chickenfarmgirl In the Brooder

    Apr 3, 2014
    Hey! So I started some chickens and ducks in my 'bator at the same time, and then realized that that might have been a problem because of different humidity needs. [​IMG]

    Right now I've been holding the humidity at 30-35%, but I am wondering what to do when the chickies lock down period starts. Should I just raise it up to 60-65%, and call it good?

    They are on day 12 right now.
    Thanks for your replies!!!
  2. madamiec

    madamiec Chirping

    May 4, 2013
    Roann, Indiana
    The ducks are more tolerant of humidity issues so I wouldn't worry. Just spritz the duck eggs when you add water to the incubator. I don't even have trouble with dry hatching most duck eggs. Your plan should work fine.
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