Do certain eggs take different times to hatch?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Aaronblackman, Aug 28, 2010.

  1. Aaronblackman

    Aaronblackman Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey guys, I am planning on bidding on a 50 egg semi auto incubator on ebay, problem is i will never have 50 of the same breed of egg to hatch at one time, so if i went on ebay and brought lets say 6 buff orpington, 6 silkie, 6 light sussex, 6 rhode island 6 white leghorn and 6 Light brahma eggs, could i put them in the bator at the same time, and expect them to hatch at the same time, as I realise you have to up the temp a bit at the end.

    Cheers

    Aaron
     
  2. mrslb333

    mrslb333 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those breeds should have the same 21 day incubation time as should most chicken breeds its only serama that I know have slightly shorter incubation.
    You can still incubate other species at the same time either by having a seperate hatcher or by setting eggs accordingly to hatch the same time eg, for ducks and chickens you would set the duck eggs a week before the chicken.
    Hope that helps [​IMG]
     
  3. Aaronblackman

    Aaronblackman Out Of The Brooder

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    Yeah that helped a lot [​IMG]

    Cant wait to start incubating now [​IMG]
     
  4. mrslb333

    mrslb333 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck [​IMG] And a word of warning it's VERY addictive lol. [​IMG]
     
  5. Stellar

    Stellar The Quail Lady

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    It's very addicting [​IMG]
     
  6. speedy2020

    speedy2020 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have some hatched a few days ago and can't seem to stop thinking about getting more egg to hatch.
     

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