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I have a few ducks, and they have been laying eggs for about 3 months.

The process of hatching eggs is like chickens? One of the ducks will get broody and I will place eggs in her nest and it will sit on the eggs and after a few weeks voila! ... ? 

What should I know about ducks and hatching their eggs?

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I have a few ducks, and they have been laying eggs for about 3 months.

The process of hatching eggs is like chickens? One of the ducks will get broody and I will place eggs in her nest and it will sit on the eggs and after a few weeks voila! ... ? 

What should I know about ducks and hatching their eggs?


You didn't say what breed you have ?

 

Here is some information on hatching water fowl

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/491013/goose-incubation-hatching-guide-completed

 

hatching duck eggs is a little more complicated than hatching chicken eggs from all I have read. I usually let my Muscovy's do the hatching if we want ducklings.. And just as with chickens some ducks just don't go broody. 

 

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 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

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 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God ~C.S.Lewis~

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