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Easiest Duck Breeds to Hatch

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 

Hello,

 

Does anyone have any advice on what the easiest ducks are to hatch?   I am new to hatching ducks and would like to have some success with hatching for my first time. Thanks!

post #2 of 6
Would u be hatching in an incubator or using the mother ?
A breeder of mallards(grey and black), Call ducks (2015 FINALLY!!!), (I also have a seabright and a bantam cochin)
I do not support the 4-h system
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A breeder of mallards(grey and black), Call ducks (2015 FINALLY!!!), (I also have a seabright and a bantam cochin)
I do not support the 4-h system
Jesus is the king rejoice!
NPIP certified
Reply
post #3 of 6

I don't know much about hatching but, from what I've read, shipping can be hard on eggs. So if you are going to use an incubator I would suggest first looking at what eggs you can find locally. I think that would give you a better chance at a good hatch rate.

post #4 of 6
Thread Starter 

Incubator, sorry, I currently don't have any ducks.

post #5 of 6
Well in my personal experience I have hatched Muscovies easily but that's pretty much all I hatch, other people have a had a hard time with Muscovies though so probably a mallard derived breed is what u need
I love my muscovies!!! Wood ,Wood ( yes two ducks named Wood), Shell, Flo, Black cap, Trumps, Mute, Egyptian, Indie, Silver, Spur, Salty, Gaddy, NeNe, Widge, Swiss, Mist, Eider, Comb, Leo, Frost, Eos, Fawn, Orchid, Goldy, Tulip, and Pine
Mandarins: Sky and Ember

In memory:
Marble, Lil bit, Europe, Mask, April, Buffy, Marigold, Canvas, Rosey, Mallard, Farm, Crest, Smew, and Celeste
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I love my muscovies!!! Wood ,Wood ( yes two ducks named Wood), Shell, Flo, Black cap, Trumps, Mute, Egyptian, Indie, Silver, Spur, Salty, Gaddy, NeNe, Widge, Swiss, Mist, Eider, Comb, Leo, Frost, Eos, Fawn, Orchid, Goldy, Tulip, and Pine
Mandarins: Sky and Ember

In memory:
Marble, Lil bit, Europe, Mask, April, Buffy, Marigold, Canvas, Rosey, Mallard, Farm, Crest, Smew, and Celeste
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post #6 of 6

I agree about trying to find local eggs and not have them shipped, if at all possible. I've had terrible experiences with shipped eggs myself, and they tend to have a much lower hatch rate than eggs that have not had a rough ride in the mail. 

 

I think anything but Call Ducks should be about the same in "ease" of hatching, really. Call Ducks can be very difficult to hatch. I would also avoid "crested" ducks, as they sometimes have difficulty hatching as well due to genetic problems.  

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