I am new at incubating Duck and Chicken eggs and looking for help!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by rfitzkee, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. rfitzkee

    rfitzkee Just Hatched

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    Hi, I am very excited to start incubating my own eggs. I was hoping to get a few tips and I had a few questions. My ducks started laying already and it gets kind of cold. How long are duck eggs good for before they get too cold and how cold is too cold? We will be checking them everyday. I read that I could start my chicken eggs seven days into my duck eggs, is the humidity and temp the same for both chicken and duck eggs? I also read I need to sterilize the eggs so when the ducklings and chickens hatch they don't pass anything to one another. What do I sterilize the eggs with? Does anyone have any other information or tips I might need to know I am greatful for any help! Thank you ~ Rose
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Best place on line to get your questions answered... https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...own-as-hatch-day-is-today/36650#post_10576987

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  3. Irishgirl

    Irishgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try the Incubating and Hatching Eggs thread. Lots of good info!
     

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