Duck Eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by T.E.R., Dec 6, 2009.

  1. T.E.R.

    T.E.R. Songster

    Aug 3, 2009
    Cantonment, FL 32533
    How does everyone incubate duck eggs, i am getting ready to try this and wanted some opinions.

  2. duckncover

    duckncover Duck Obsessed

    Jan 17, 2009
    North Eastern PA
    in a incubator, lol.

    But seriously I did hatch a few this summer so I just made the humidity higher than chicken eggs, turn them 2-3 times a day and thatw as it. I didn't mist them either. But don't listen to me because I only got 1 out of 6 eggs to hatch.
  3. swheat

    swheat The Bantam Barn

    Mar 18, 2008
    My Coop
    I just put 6 indian runner duck eggs in the incubator yesterday with chicken eggs...I am crossing my finger they will hatch. This year I have been using the "dry incubation" method. Will see how ducks eggs do using that method.
  4. kysilkies

    kysilkies Songster

    May 3, 2009
    Elizabethtown, KY
    We just put 3 Pekin/Khaki eggs in lockdown today, our first ducks via eggs(we have 4 Muscovies we bought day old so we didn't stare at the eggs hehe

    Here are the directions we followed from the person who sold them to us:

    "Ok for my incubating I have fans in my bators, so I keep the temp around 99.5, the humidity should be around 50% till day 25 then eggs stop being turned and humidity goes up to about 60-70% . they should hatch between day 27 and 30. Never let your temp get above 103 that will kill the embryos."

  5. houndit

    houndit There is no H or F in Orpington!

    Jul 13, 2008
    Braymer Missouri
    If at all possible put them under a muscovy! They will do better than any incubator.
  6. farmin'chick

    farmin'chick Songster

    Apr 13, 2009
    Rocky Mount VA
    I incubated my duck eggs in with my chicken eggs. Every day, I misted the duck eggs ONLY with warm water. Little Duck and Tiny Duck are now Mondo Duck and Mega Duck....LOL

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