A few duck questions...

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

  1. Mom2Munchkins

    Mom2Munchkins Songster

    Mar 2, 2009
    Upstate NY
    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

    NoSpringChick Songster

    Apr 15, 2008
    SE PA
    I want to know the same thing please....anyone?
  3. sticksoup

    sticksoup Songster

    Feb 23, 2009
    I'm interested in raising ducks too
  4. TheNewMrsEvans

    TheNewMrsEvans Songster

    Sep 15, 2008
    Big Sur, CA
    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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