Incubating Duck Eggs With Chicken Eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by VTHokieAg, Oct 30, 2009.

  1. VTHokieAg

    VTHokieAg Out Of The Brooder

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    Here's the situation:

    -I have 29 chicken eggs in my incubator along with 2 Pekin duck eggs
    -I am obviously more concerned with a good chicken hatch since they are the reason I am incubating (Duck eggs were just kind've thrown in there)
    -I am on Day 14 with very good candling results from both chicken and ducks
    -Chickens take 21 days and duck eggs take 28 days
    -I only have 1 incubator

    Now, what would you do to at least give the duck eggs a chance?

    My plan is to go about normal business for the chicken eggs and just run the incubator on out until the duck eggs are due and see what happens.

    Ryan
     
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  2. solarquail

    solarquail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    are the eggs on a turner? and what incubator do u have
     
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  3. VTHokieAg

    VTHokieAg Out Of The Brooder

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    Eggs are on a turner in an LG incubator with fan.

    When I take eggs out of turner days 19-21, the duck eggs will not be getting turned even though they will still need it through day 25.

    However, when the chickens hatch the peeps will be scattering the eggs at least until I take them out.
     
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  4. solarquail

    solarquail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    just leave one rail in for the duck eggs or make it easier and take the turner out then just hand turn the duck eggs a few times a day no big deal.
     
  5. solarquail

    solarquail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OH and [​IMG]

    Im from VA... i assume you are to with the VT Advatar
     
  6. VTHokieAg

    VTHokieAg Out Of The Brooder

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    Where in VA do you live? I am from the Harrisonburg area, went to vt, just graduated in May and now living back home.
     

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