Incubating guinea eggs and chicken eggs together?

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by LaynaDon95, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. LaynaDon95

    LaynaDon95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you incubate guinea eggs and chicken eggs together? I've been offered some guinea eggs but I have chicken eggs going into my incubator in a couple weeks. Could I start off the guinea eggs and then put in the chicken eggs when I get them? (assuming I have the turner by then. I don't think that would work without the turner.)
     
  2. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, you can incubate them together, the same temp and humidity will typically work, but for lock down the Guinea eggs do better with 75% humidity or as close as you can get to that. I've never hatched chicken eggs so I don't know how well they do with the humidity that high tho. Incubating chicken eggs takes a week less than incubating Guinea eggs, so you'd need to add the chicken eggs about a week after the Guinea eggs, unless you have a separate hatcher to use, then it doesn't matter.

    Good luck :)
     
  3. LaynaDon95

    LaynaDon95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's very good news! Thank you! :D
     
  4. coleridgedane

    coleridgedane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I always add a couple chix eggs (a week later). The chix are sort of "guide dogs" for the guineas learning to eat & drink.
     
  5. jcatblum

    jcatblum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I often do guinea & chicken eggs together. Last night we sat 52 guinea eggs & 5 dz chicken eggs. I use a separate hatcher so we label each tray with the proper dates & I try to always keep the oldest eggs at the top of my cabinet incubator & every Monday I lock down the top tray.
     
  6. LaynaDon95

    LaynaDon95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, that's smart. Gives me more to think about. Thanks. :)
     

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