How to incubate eggs.....

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cisca-n-max, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. cisca-n-max

    cisca-n-max In the Brooder

    Nov 9, 2011
    Does anybody know some good resources for learning how to properly incubate chicken/duck eggs? We have an old incubator from when we tried to incubate our lizard's eggs.... but I don't know if it will do the job. It doesn't have anything to hold the eggs in....?
  2. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

    Jan 11, 2010
    Duck eggs do better laying down being rolled over rather sitting up in a turner anyway- and for chicken eggs- you could try and find a plastic egg carton to put them in. There are only a few difference between hatching chicken and duck eggs- so if you are wanting to set them at the same times- things to remember are that duck eggs take longer- so if you want them to hatch at the same time- put the duck eggs in first then add the chicken eggs a week later- or if you have ,muscovy eggs- two weeks later since they take 35 days to hatch. Duck eggs also need higher humidity than chicken eggs, so for starting out you may want to do a run of each just to see how things go. You would most likely need to brood them separately anyway since ducklings are pretty messy in comparison to chickens.

    Maybe if you post the model or brand of the incubator you have someone may be able to give you some specific ideas about how to convert it for use with chicken and duck eggs.
  3. Gypsy07

    Gypsy07 Songster

    Feb 4, 2010
    Glasgow, Scotland
    Right here! BYC is the best resource for learning about incubating and hatching. Just get reading! [​IMG]
  4. cisca-n-max

    cisca-n-max In the Brooder

    Nov 9, 2011
    [​IMG] Thanks!

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