Hatching mustcuvy and chickens in an octagon incubator.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Lake Sai, Aug 17, 2013.

  1. Lake Sai

    Lake Sai Hatching

    Aug 5, 2013
    Peotone, IL
    Hello, all, I am new to the business. I just got a new octagon incubator, 10 mustcuvy eggs and 14 chicken eggs. Can I set them all at the same time in the bator? How to deal with the different humility when the chicks are hatching and the ducks will need more days to go?
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    [​IMG] I don't know if that would work out. I know ducks have a longer gestation period than chickens - plus their need for humidity might be different. You might want to post this question on one of the duck threads. You can locate them at "Other backyard poultry" forum. I know they do staggered hatches with chickens - where some eggs are started a week or two ahead of the next batch but, that can be chaos - when they have to stop turning and go to lockdown.

    It would really be better and easiest if you have two incubators- so each gets their needs meet with no shortcuts.
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas and [​IMG]! Great to have you with us!

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