ducks and chickens together, again.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by temperance, May 7, 2009.

  1. temperance

    temperance Out Of The Brooder

    May 7, 2009
    Hi, My name is Lisa, Im new to this forum. I have a question about hatching ducks and chickens together. I have searched the questions in the forum and could not really find the answer i need. I started out with 12 chicken and 18 duck eggs, now have 11 chickens and 14 ducks. they are on incubation day 17. Everything i have read says that on day 18 Im supposed to open the vents of the incubator, increase humidity and slightly drop the temp. but what will happen to my ducks? they have a week left. will the change harm them? I thought about putting the chickens in the brooder with the right temp and to mist them starting day 18. will this work ok?
  2. giasmom

    giasmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2009
    Woodville, Al
    Hi Lisa &[​IMG] to BYC. I'm not going to be much help to you on your questions, as I know nothing about ducks. So consider this a bump!
  3. cici_p

    cici_p Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 27, 2009
    Ducks need a higher humidity than chicken eggs, so the raised humidity shouldn't harm them at all.
    I started my duck eggs on my chicken eggs last week in the 'bator, and they did just fine.

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