Hatching duck eggs

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Chicken225, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. Chicken225

    Chicken225 Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 7, 2011
    Baton Rouge
    Can anyone tell me how long will it take to hatch duck eggs? Its my first time hatching my own duck eggs I always just buy the babies.
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Quote:well you need to specify what breed your talking about.
  3. learycow

    learycow Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 1, 2011
    Southern Maine
    Almost all duck breeds take 28 days.
    Muscovies are the exception, they take 35 days.

    I usually give the ones that don't hatch on time a week or so extra in the incubator. Sometimes you get 1 or 2 (depending on how many you hatch) that take longer than the rest.

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