Hatching some ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Mister B, Feb 18, 2015.

  1. Mister B

    Mister B Chillin' With My Peeps

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    AHHHH!! I am trying to hatch some ducks. I have never hatched any before. I let them set about a week longer than the chickens and still no ducks. I was almost ready to throw them out today. I candled them and saw movement inside. Anything different from hatching chickens? Any help appreciated.
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    oooo weee, yes some differences! [​IMG]

    Takes about 28 days rather than 21, the humidity is different . . . if you have movement, good, you may still have a decent hatch.

    I am not a hatcher, just an occasional cheerleader for the brave ones who hatch.

    Please look at these links. Please.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/491013/goose-incubation-hatching-guide-completed
    This says goose, but it's for waterfowl including ducks

    http://www.lwbarnhouse.com/method1.html

    http://www.lwbarnhouse.com/method2.html
     
  3. Mister B

    Mister B Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Baby hatched, but died soon after, during the night. Sad day in Duckville.
     
  4. Nooo! Poor ducky!
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    So sorry.. [​IMG] I rec PMing Lacrystol she is very experienced at hatching ducks and can give you some good tips before you set eggs again.
     
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2015
  6. Mister B

    Mister B Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I may try again later in the Spring. I wasn't prepared for the ducks, A guy gave me the eggs in with some Buff eggs.
     

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