Too early?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kada6305, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. kada6305

    kada6305 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I have both chicken and Ducks who just started laying in the past 2 weeks. Most of the eggs are fertilized that I have cracked. My question is this. Can I incubate eggs from 18 week chickens and 21 week ducks or do I have to wait until they mature a little more? I know they wont go broody for awhile so I will have to incubate them.
     
  2. five is my dog

    five is my dog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    as long as they are fertilized they will hatch if everthing goes right.
     
  3. kada6305

    kada6305 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay. Next question. What do I need to do? How to I store the eggs until ready for incabator? And how long can I store them until they go into the incubator?
     
  4. five is my dog

    five is my dog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    store them at room temp. you can keep them for about 10 days but the longer you wait the less the chance they will hatch.
     
  5. kada6305

    kada6305 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay. I need to look more into how to do it before we collect them for incubating.
     
  6. kada6305

    kada6305 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anybody have any pointers for someone starting out? Also my rooster is a speckled Sussex and pullets are 3 red sex links, 3 lehghirns and 1 Sussex. Besides the obvious Sussex what will the outcomes be?
     
  7. five is my dog

    five is my dog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    just keep temp at 99-100 if the temp strays from 95-102 dont be too worried. humidity needs to be 35-55% the first 18 days then 70-85% the last 3 days.
     
  8. kada6305

    kada6305 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay thanks :) I might have to go get some broody breeds. This will be exciting though!
     

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