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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Darby, May 23, 2008.

  1. Darby

    Darby Hatching

    May 12, 2008
    Hi All, this is my first post as I just joined the forum. I've been hatching bantam chicks in my incubator for 2 years now. This year I've hatched 7 chicks and one call duck mix. I have more ducks due on the 26th and some standard size chickens of mixed origin for my friend.I'm pretty sure I have 6 hens and 1 rooster in my chick brood.I really wanted to add hens to my flock this year because I had a hawk problem last year. I live in a subdivision and were allowed to have up to 10 hens. I have a rooster of course and much to my husbands chagrin, he comes in the house at night so as to not wake up the neighbors in the wee hours of the morning. He is a Golden lace wing bantam cochin and is so tame and sweet. when I'm outside all he wants to do is sit in my lap.Anyway, I was reading about the high humidity and unsuccesful chicken egg hatch. I had 7 chicks hatch but also had several that didn't. All the eggs were in the incubator together and I kept the humidity high for the duck eggs. Now I'm wondering if I should seperate the two. I have access to another incubator. Incidently the mixed chicks are due to hatch on the 28th, two days after the ducks. Do you think it's to late to get the other incubator going and seperate them?? Just in case you were wondering, I have put a netting over the coop to protect my birds this year.I love this forum it seems I finally found some people who are as crazy about their chickens as I am!!! Thank!!!Darby

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