Help please

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by stephen k, Jan 22, 2014.

  1. stephen k

    stephen k Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello I'll be honest!im knew to all this and i decided to try to hatch duck eggs!they will be in incubation 3 weeks on Friday!i can see darkness in the shell and movement!is this normal?what is lockdown and when should I expect 1 of my 4 eggs to hatch!i really need help and any is appreciated!everyone seems to be cool on here and helpfully to each other so if I get any help that would be great [​IMG]
     
  2. D'Angelo N Va.

    D'Angelo N Va. Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2009
    I think my muscovy ducks took 28-30 days to hatch. What kind of duck eggs are they?? And Good luck!!
     
  3. Frank Phinster

    Frank Phinster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Muscovy eggs take about 35 days zo hatch,so you should still have two weeks left until hatch day.

    D'Angels, do you have domestic mallards in your flock? If so, you might have a hatch of hybrids, called mulard ducks.
    If not, there is always a chance to miscalculate, happens now and then ;)
     
  4. stephen k

    stephen k Out Of The Brooder

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    There khaki kambells.wat do I do when they hatch?
     
  5. HollyDuckFarmer

    HollyDuckFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    KCs should take 28 days. Personally I would allow 30 days, but if you are planning to breed these ducks that hatch, then you might wish to avoid breeding them later on if they are late hatchers. You can run a search for "incubating duck eggs" for more helpful threads.
     
  6. stephen k

    stephen k Out Of The Brooder

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    KCs should take 28 days. Personally I would allow 30 days, but if you are planning to breed these ducks that hatch, then you might wish to avoid breeding them later on if they are late hatchers. You can run a search for "incubating duck eggs" for more helpful threads.

    Cheers dude
     
  7. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    There's a sticky at the top of the Duck Forum index on hatching Muscovies.
     

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