Getting eggs from non-broody ducks

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by alibond, Feb 27, 2014.

  1. alibond

    alibond Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi! So I just got a mini 7-egg incubator. I want to incubate duck eggs. I have 3 hens and 3 drakes. My hens are laying, but they aren't broody. Being ducks I'm fairly confident most eggs will be fertile, but how do I know for sure? Do I just put them in the incubator and see what happens? Say wait 8-10 days and see if something develops? If not then put a new egg in? Seems a bit tricky with the mini incubator... Thanks for any advice!
     
  2. Egghead_Jr

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