Mixing different sized hatching eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by oEch0o, Apr 3, 2017.

  1. oEch0o

    oEch0o Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a few different flocks with a few different kinds of chickens. The two types of chickens I'm focusing on in particular are my Wyandotte and my Old English Game chickens. Their eggs are quite a bit different in size but I wanted to hatch just one, maybe two Old English, and the rest to be Wyandotte eggs. I'm not mixing the chickens, I have a pen of Old English, and a mixed flock pen with a polish rooster and a Wyandotte hen.

    I have an incubator, which I would prefer, and a broody hen that I could use to hatch with. If I used my Cochin hen, they would only stay with her until near hatching point, then moved to the incubator.

    So to my actual question...

    would it be smart to hatch eggs with such a big difference in size in the same incubator with auto-turn

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  2. lightchick

    lightchick Overrun With Chickens

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    I think they'd do just fine together.
     
  3. oEch0o

    oEch0o Out Of The Brooder

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    I wasn't sure about the turn angle... I suppose I could do a little math to find out the angle the little ones would turn compared to the big ones... hmmm....
     

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