Can I incubate bantam ducks with Muscovy's at the same time?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by KatGold, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. KatGold

    KatGold Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 15, 2011
    Well, that's the big question.

    I'm about to buy some bantam duck eggs and I'm also lined up to receive some Muscovy eggs. Can I put them both in the bator together? I've heard that Muscovy's can take longer than other ducks to hatch.

    Lay it on me. What do I need to know?

    Many thanks,
  2. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

    Sep 7, 2009
    Florida - Space Coast
    The Scovy would need set first then the other duck eggs so they are scheduled to go into lock down at the same time. bantamis a size, what breed of duck are you buying hatching eggs?
  3. KatGold

    KatGold Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 15, 2011
    The other ducks are Spotted Australians.

    I do have two incubators. I have an LG with no fan and no turner. I have also borrowed a Hovabator with a fan and turner.

    I've been reading that Scovies should be hand turned, but I have no idea why.

    I will be receiving my Aussies in a few days, and the Scovies either this weekend or maybe next. That's unclear.

    Perhaps I should start the Aussies in the Hovabator and put the Scovies in the LG so I can hand turn them.

    FYI, I've only hatched ducks once before and had a pretty bad hatch rate. I had 12 Aussies and got 3 to hatch. I think 7 were rocking, but in the end only three emerged.

  4. Suzie

    Suzie Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 9, 2009
    Muscovy duck eggs normally take 35 days to hatch.... I don't know what bantam eggs you have but my Indian runners take about 21-22 days to hatch....

    Hope that is of some help!


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