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Half Empty Incubator-Should I fill it?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by rey99, Apr 7, 2016.

  1. rey99

    rey99 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am picking up duck eggs on Saturday but won't have enough to fill my incubator. I might be getting chicken eggs next week (trying to turn them down since I only have the one 'bator but it might end up me or the frying pan if my friend can't find a broody hen) so there's a possibly the other half will be filled but, if not, do you put something (rocks? wooden eggs?) in to fill the empty part? Does it matter?

    Also, any tips for hatching ducks and chickens together?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Put the chicken eggs in one week after the duck eggs, and all will hatch at the time. That is assuming that the duck eggs are from a mallard derived breed.
     
  3. rey99

    rey99 Out Of The Brooder

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    They are. Do I need to change the humidty/temp? (I don't think so but its the first time I'd be attempting a mixed hatch.)
     

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