Hatching Question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cackleberries, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. cackleberries

    cackleberries Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am getting ready to put a doz white leghorn eggs in the bator (my 1st time) IM SO EXCITED [​IMG] Im hoping i dont mess it up been reading on here how to do it. My question is I have a handful of white Pekin Duck eggs can they go with my chic eggs or do they need to be kept seperate & is the procedure and the time the same. If differant please tell me how.
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  2. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    Ducks usually have a different length of incubation (longer) and need a higher humidity than chickens. I've never tried to hatch both at the same time, however, I believe there are some people that have ... now, where did they go?
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  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    It's not wise to try to incubate duck eggs in with the chicken eggs. Ducks require a higher humidity and longer incubation time and that can ruin your chicken hatching eggs.
     
  4. the_eagle69

    the_eagle69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it is not wise to do so but if you do ducks hatch in 28 days chicks in 21 so wait 7 days after you set the ducks so you can move thelm to hatch at the same time day 18 on chicks 25 on the ducks they need to = out
     
  5. cackleberries

    cackleberries Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will wait on the duck eggs. How long will duck eggs last? I collected 1 a day for 5 days will they last until my chics hatch or should i just scramble them and get new closer to time?
     
  6. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    Everybody can and will tell you something different but I have incubated ducks and chicks together many times before I got multiple incubators. What have you got to lose by trying, you're just gonna eat them anyway, huh? I just set my humidity to like 55-60% until the 18th day when you remove your chicken eggs, then bump humidity up to the right amount for the ducks the last days. I had no ill effects and they hatched just fine. Now this is supposing you have a seperate hatcher?! Just make sure you don't drown your chicks.
     
  7. cackleberries

    cackleberries Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:No I have just the one incubator and they would of been all together. Im thinking i need to just chill out and wait. Thank You for the advice
     

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