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Easiest Duck Breeds to Hatch

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by nickcole, Feb 18, 2016.

  1. nickcole

    nickcole Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello,

    Does anyone have any advice on what the easiest ducks are to hatch? I am new to hatching ducks and would like to have some success with hatching for my first time. Thanks!
     
  2. buff goose guy

    buff goose guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Would u be hatching in an incubator or using the mother ?
     
  3. lomine

    lomine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know much about hatching but, from what I've read, shipping can be hard on eggs. So if you are going to use an incubator I would suggest first looking at what eggs you can find locally. I think that would give you a better chance at a good hatch rate.
     
  4. nickcole

    nickcole Out Of The Brooder

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    Incubator, sorry, I currently don't have any ducks.
     
  5. Buck Oakes

    Buck Oakes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well in my personal experience I have hatched Muscovies easily but that's pretty much all I hatch, other people have a had a hard time with Muscovies though so probably a mallard derived breed is what u need
     
  6. Orca5094

    Orca5094 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree about trying to find local eggs and not have them shipped, if at all possible. I've had terrible experiences with shipped eggs myself, and they tend to have a much lower hatch rate than eggs that have not had a rough ride in the mail.

    I think anything but Call Ducks should be about the same in "ease" of hatching, really. Call Ducks can be very difficult to hatch. I would also avoid "crested" ducks, as they sometimes have difficulty hatching as well due to genetic problems.
     

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