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Incubators
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Rhonda S.    Posted 03-17-2004 at 15:09:11       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hi everyone. My question is: Can I hatch chicken, duck and goose eggs in the same kind of incubator? I have heard that you have to have a different kind of incubator for goose and duck eggs than you do for chicken eggs. I am thinking of buying one this year. I already have 15 goose eggs and lots and lots of duck eggs and nothing is ready to start "sitting". This would give me a jump start on the hatching season. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
My email address is: honk@coolgoose.com


Bkeepr    Posted 03-18-2004 at 04:09:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
Same incubator can work, but....

Some of them (especially with automatic egg turners) can only handle certain sizes of egg without some kind of additional adapter...usually a larger or smaller holder for the different sizes. Not a big deal, but can be an expense depending on the model/make you buy. Read the literature before you order one.

You really can't (or shouldn't) put different species of egg in the incubator at the same time, as there are different humidity, turning, and time requirements for many. So you do a batch of chickens, then of turkeys, then of quail, or whatever.

Good luck!
Tom A


grma jo    Posted 03-17-2004 at 17:43:41       [Reply]  [Send Email]
each type of egg your wanting to hatch takes different amounts of days ,plus duck eggs need more humitity than the chicken eggs, not sure but think the goose would need more also. if you go to
http://www.rockingtranch.com/home.html

they have alot of great information on there site , can find out more about the eggs your wanting to hatch together there.


Judy in IN    Posted 03-18-2004 at 05:44:51       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Rhonda S.
For waterfowl, you want to use a still air incubator. For poulty, you would do better with an incubator with a fan to circulate the air. Lyon's has an excellent incubator in the Roll-X. Good luck!


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