Hatching khaki campbell duck eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bryan8, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. bryan8

    bryan8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I'm getting 30+ khaki campbell duck eggs.

    I have a lg still air bator with a turner. I've failed on my other 2 chicken hatches, so I thought i would give ducks a try.

    What humidys should I be at? What temps? How long? When do I stop turning?

    And will over 30 duck eggs fit in the bator?

    ~Bryan
     
  2. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    Don't know about ducks, Bryan...hopefully someone will come along soon to answer your questions.

    Good luck!! [​IMG]
     
  3. froggie71

    froggie71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Shamong, NJ
    Wow, 30 eggs is alot! we had 16 in the LG still air , but plenty of room for 16. 28 days to hatch. We turned or I should say my DS turned twice a day for 25 days. Temp is the same as for chickens. Keep it about 99.5 and humidity is higher for ducks. about 55-65% then bump it up when you stop turning. To be honest we had the paper thermometer only in the bator when we started, but changed to a digital thermometer/hygrometer half way through. I was sure those eggs were doomed. We didn't think we get many, only hoped for 4 or so. It was our first time incubating. 100% hatch rate and we did everything they said not to. Open the bator during hatching, etc. Good luck!

    BTW: Not sure you are supposed to put duck eggs in a turner. I think because of size.
     
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2009
  4. bryan8

    bryan8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They said they are the same size as large chicken eggs.

    They won't fit?
     
  5. Epona142

    Epona142 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put duck eggs in my LG turner without a problem, and hatched them out, a long while ago.
     
  6. froggie71

    froggie71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Shamong, NJ
    Quote:Well, just goes to show you can't believe everything you read. Anyway, good luck with your hatch. Keep us posted how things progress.
     

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