Hatching Chicks and Ducklings together?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by topeka, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. topeka

    topeka Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello,

    I am thinking of placing 5 cross breed hen eggs and 5 Welsh Harlequin duck eggs in the incubator at the same time. Is this going to come back and bite me?
     
  2. chickenlittle32

    chickenlittle32 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Rayne Louisiana
    Everyone will have their own opinion on this, but I have hatched them together without issues....Just remember duck eggs take 28 days...
     
  3. Barred Rocker

    Barred Rocker cracked egg

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    Yeah, if you do, you may want to put the chick eggs in a week after the duck eggs so they'll hatch at the same time. Humidity could be an issue if set them at the same time. Otherwise I don't see any problem with it.
     
  4. farmin'chick

    farmin'chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've done it, but I wouldn't recommend it! What I did was set the duck eggs to one side and mist them with warm water in the incubator twice a day, where I wouldn't get the spray on the chicken eggs.
     
  5. MuranoFarms

    MuranoFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did it. I only had 1 duck egg in with the chickens. He hatched a week later of course. I didn't mist it though [​IMG]
     
  6. topeka

    topeka Chillin' With My Peeps

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    farmin'chick :

    I've done it, but I wouldn't recommend it! What I did was set the duck eggs to one side and mist them with warm water in the incubator twice a day, where I wouldn't get the spray on the chicken eggs.

    Why would you not recommend it? Just the hastle of having to mist the eggs?​
     
  7. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
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    i've done this many times before. its totally up to you [​IMG]
     
  8. mulia24

    mulia24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    it's okay, consider that duck egg take longer and need high humidity.

    it's easier with hen to sit them since no humidity thing to think on. [​IMG]
     

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