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Broke down and bought them!!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by bryan8, Sep 9, 2009.

  1. bryan8

    bryan8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I got a pair of white Perkins ducks!!! On male and one female! Will the female duck hatch out some baby ducks once they get older? How old till they lay, and how long untill he can do the deed?
     
  2. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Pekings usually don't hatch out their eggs.
     
  3. bryan8

    bryan8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Really?
     
  4. Double-T-Family-Farm

    Double-T-Family-Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First.. there called Pekin ducks. And yes some do set on there eggs.
     
  5. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    The broody trait has been bred out of a lot of ducks. Pekings, khaki campbells, runners, etc... normally don't hatch out their eggs. It CAN happen, but I wouldn't count on it.

    No problem though. You can easily make an incubator out of an old cooler for about $25 [​IMG]
     
  6. Sweetfolly

    Sweetfolly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It's true - mine thinks she wants to set an egg every once in awhile, be she gets bored after a few hours or so and ditches her lovely little nest to go lounge in the pool.

    If you want babies from your new pair, you'll need to incubate them artificially - which is actually lots of fun [​IMG]

    Look for eggs next spring - and if you want them fertile, Pekins, being a large breed, will be able to mate more easily if you provide them with some water - buoyancy works in his favor while doing "the deed" [​IMG]
     
  7. Duck Keeper

    Duck Keeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:My hatchery runner hatched out five babies. [​IMG]
     
  8. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    You never really know when one of them is going to have their maternal instincts kick in. Great if it happens, but if you are counting on babies, I would have an incubator on hand just in case [​IMG]
     
  9. Duck Keeper

    Duck Keeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Exactly! Magpie caught me by surprise; she wasted away to almost nothing, not going to let her do that again... [​IMG]

    At least she got to be a mommy once! [​IMG]




    Plus if you get an incubator you can further your addiction and buy chickens eggs, goose eggs etc etc...
     
  10. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

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    What ducks will set on their eggs?
     

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