Mixed hatching eggs... ducks and chickens

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by UrbanFarmerGreg, May 31, 2012.

  1. UrbanFarmerGreg

    UrbanFarmerGreg Chirping

    Oct 11, 2011
    I have had a silkie hen sitting on 4 duck eggs for about 5 days now and was wondering about putting some silkie eggs under her too... just wondering if this is ok to do or is it not a good idea. I have read duck eggs incubate in about 28 days and only about 21 for chickens so just wondering if its a good idea and when should the silkie eggs go under her?
  2. CayleeMarie03

    CayleeMarie03 Songster

    May 12, 2012
    If you were to do this put the chicken eggs under when the duck eggs have been under the hen for 6-7 days.

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