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

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    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,
    KatGold
     
  2. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    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

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    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.

    Thanks.
     
  4. Suzie

    Suzie Overrun With Chickens

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    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!

    Suzie
     

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