Duck Laid Eggs...

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Rok, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. Rok

    Rok Hatching

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    I'm 15 years old and starting to raise ducks (for pets; not slaughter) just for the heck of it, so I'm a newbie at this. Approximately 2.5 weeks ago, one of my largest and oldest ducks laid a total of 12 eggs. It's been sitting on the eggs ever since.

    What I am trying to acknowledge is when will the little ducklings start to hatch? Is there some part of fertilization that needs to be processed? I was wondering about this because I think it's been a long time for the ducklings to hatch, yet they haven't yet.



    I appreciate any given responses. Thanks.
     
  2. TexasVet

    TexasVet Songster

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    If you have a male duck in with the females, the eggs should be fertile. Duck eggs take 28 days to hatch, so it really does seem like a long time.

    Kathy, Bellville TX
    www.CountryChickens.com
     
  3. xfilesnumber1fan

    xfilesnumber1fan Songster

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    If she has been breeding with a drake they are fertile...Most ducks is 28 days..I think Muscovies are longer like 35 that is a guess as I dont have that breed I have mallards 28 for them...
     
  4. Ducklove334

    Ducklove334 Off to another pond

    Nov 4, 2008
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    Quote:welcome to the addiction, little one LOL..just kidding on the little one part,

    I started my duck "phase" way younger than you, at about 7 was when I REALLY wanted ducks, but I'd always liked them.


    after years and years, I am FINALLY able to breed and raise ducklings.

    as I said JOOOOOIN USSSS!!!!!! JOOOOIN USSSSSS

    uhm, what breed ducks you gotz?

    she's gone broody,obviously mallard eggs (pure or mixed) mixed being a mallard who lays the egg, that mated with another breed of duck, take 26 days to hatch.

    call ducks take 26 days I think.

    all other breeds except muscovy take 28 days, muscovy take 35-37 days.
     
  5. kitkatbahr

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    How many ducks do you have? How many drakes? How old are they? What kind are they? Any pics?

    I love ducks!!

    Hope your eggs hatch. Baby ducks are so much fun!

    Kathy

    P.S. welcome to the forums!
     

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