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Hatching Ducks

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by abritton77, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. abritton77

    abritton77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you hatch duck eggs the same time that you are hatching chicken eggs?
     
  2. dbcooper02

    dbcooper02 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes you can but remember duck eggs (except muscovy which take 35 days) take 28 days to hatch. So unless you want to have a staggered hatch you should start incubating the duck eggs a week ahead of the chicken eggs.
     
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2011
  3. abritton77

    abritton77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Was just wondering about if they needed a different humidity
     
  4. fishman65

    fishman65 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ducks need 55-65% humidity. not advised to hatch chickens and ducks together. They have different needs on humidity. It can be done but not the best results.
     

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