Newbie Question: Can I put both chicken & duck eggs in at the same

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Redtopranch, Feb 8, 2009.

  1. Redtopranch

    Redtopranch Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 18, 2008
    I just purchased a Top Hatch incubator by Brower. It arrived although it was missing the "floor" piece so I have to wait a few days to get that in the mail. I have collected about 15 Cuckoo Maran eggs along with 15 Pekin duck eggs. As I have been reading on here and other places about how delicate hatching can be - I'm amazed how any hatch in the wild. Guess that is a testimony to our Great God - huh? My question is... can I put both duck & chicken eggs in the bator at the same time? If so, what do I need to be aware of when candling and after the chicks hatch to keep from hurting the duck eggs?

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

  2. Master S.M.C

    Master S.M.C Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2009
    Yes, I believe you can. Most people do chicken and turkey eggs together.
  3. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

    Mar 2, 2008
    Quote:Yes you can, and no, you shouldn't.

    The incubation conditions required for these eggs are different. They might hatch, but you will be uphill all the way.

    If you do this, expect low hatch rates at best.

    Spend the $50 and get a second incubator.

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