A few duck questions...

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Mom2Munchkins, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. Mom2Munchkins

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    Ok, I am currently in the middle of my first chicken hatching. I was wondering about ducks though. How much different is it to hatch ducks than it is to hatch chicks? Can they be hatched together? I was thinking of trying some once my incubator is empty.

    Also, how much do duck eggs usually cost? I can get purebred seramas for $30 a dozen. I know it depends ont he breed ect, but I just thought I'd ask. [​IMG]
     
  2. NoSpringChick

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    I want to know the same thing please....anyone?
     
  3. sticksoup

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    I'm interested in raising ducks too
     
  4. TheNewMrsEvans

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    Ok so ducks take longer to hatch than chickens about 26-30+ days dependent on breed. They require a bit more humidity (50-55%) 1st part, (70-80%) hatching, but I've heard you can split the difference and do ok.
    If I were going to do them at the same time, which I will be trying very soon, I'd have a separate hatcher so you could deal with each hatch correctly.
    If you just want to do an only duck hatch then it shouldn't be too hard if you can hatch a chick!

    Oh ya and pick an easy to hatch breed, like Khaki Campbels or Pekins...
     
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2009

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