Hatching Chicken Eggs with duck and turkey eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by glewis121, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. glewis121

    glewis121 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 17, 2009
    Is it possible to hatch turkey, duck, and chicken eggs at the same time?

    I was going to put some of my own chicken eggs in tonight and a friend gave me 4 turkey eggs and 3 duck eggs.

    I have hatched many chickens, quail, and partridges before but never ducks or turkeys. Any suggestions or words of wisdom?
  2. SeaHen

    SeaHen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 14, 2009
    Springfield, OR
    I did chicken and duck eggs together a couple of months ago and it worked out fine. The biggest concern seems to be that ducks require higher humidity during lockdown, but I think I worried more than necessary about that. I've never tried turkey eggs, but imagine they would be okay too. Remember, though, you're going to have different hatch dates if you put them all in at the same time.
  3. Kedreeva

    Kedreeva Longfeather Lane

    Jun 10, 2010
    Biggest problem is humidity. Ducks need it higher the whole time, and they should be cooled/sprayed with water once a day as well, which means opening the incubator.

    If you put them in together, the chickens will hatch a week earlier than the ducks (unless they are muscovys, in which case it will be 2 weeks) and I think a week or two before the turkeys... and the turkeys may need different environments than the others, but I'm not sure.
  4. tristancolli

    tristancolli Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 25, 2009
    i dunno about duck eggs but i am hatching chicken and turkey eggs right now they are fine to hatch together everything is the same except turkey eggs take 28 days and chicken 21 so a week in between

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