Anyone know about hatching bantam ducks??!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bellah1, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. bellah1

    bellah1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 8 runner x australian spotted duck eggs & 1 lonely pure Australian spotted egg in the bator now but I know that batam duck breeds (especially calls I know for sure) have a shorter incubation period than other ducks. Some people lockdown 4 days before hatch with regular ducks and some do 3 days. I think most bantams incubation period is 26-27 days instead of 28 but if the other 8 eggs have a australian spotted father, so will those also hatch sooner than 28 days? So my question is when should I lockdown? Please help! [​IMG]
     
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  2. Bill 101

    Bill 101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote: Never heard of that. I've hatched calls, all of them obviously didn't hear that either. They hatched in 28 days Stop turning 3 days before hatch
     
  3. bellah1

    bellah1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry I meant 26-27 days instead of 28 in larger breeds. But yes you can look it up on the call duck association website. The most common answer is 26 days but it varies of course,It's just a rule of thumb not concrete. But you know how ducklings are they will come when they darn well please!
     
  4. ninjachickn

    ninjachickn Out Of The Brooder

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    Didnt even know there were bantam ducks thats realy cool.
     

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