Incubating duck and chicken eggs

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by rfitzkee, Feb 27, 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. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Rose, I am not sure incubating them together will work, in part (and this is just from what I read here) the humidity requirement for the final few days for ducklings is rather high. But I'm not a hatcher, so see if you can pose your question on the Thread Formerly Known as Hatch Day is Today and see if some of the wise, experienced folks can help you out.
     
  3. rfitzkee

    rfitzkee Just Hatched

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    Thank you, I will try there!!
     

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