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How many days to hatch duck eggs?

post #1 of 7
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I can get a dozen duck eggs from a neighbor and want to know how long for a hatch. Thanks!

post #2 of 7

28 days. Have fun!

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post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 

Thank you! I am on day 4 with my first chicks in the bator and I really want to try the ducks. smile

post #4 of 7

Depends on what kind of duck they are...calls are 26 days, muscovies are 35 days and the rest are 28 days.


Edited by Katy - 3/18/10 at 8:01am
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If you want house chickens and ducks in diapers then this is the forum for you.
I've got 50+ years of poultry experience, but this 'poultry' forum isn't for me anymore.
If you're going to complain about farmers, don't do it with a full belly or a mouthful.
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post #5 of 7

Oh yes--what Katy said. Sorry. Mine are Runners so they are 28 days, as are most mallard derivatives. But calls and scovies are different. Thanks for the correction, Katy!

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post #6 of 7

I'll be placing some apple yard duck eggs in the bator tomorrow , so I go 28 days  and stop turning on day 25 .

also should I place in the bator with  or without a egg turner,

Thanks Alan

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post #7 of 7

Yup--appleyards are 28, stop turning at 25.  I use an egg turner with my duck eggs. Good luck!

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