how long does it take duck eggs to hatch?

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  1. boykin2010

    boykin2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think the eggs are pekin duck eggs. I was told they hatch at 21 days. I candled them and they seem to be a little bit behind my chicken eggs in development. I saw on the internet where people said both 21 days and 28 days. Which day is it? I set 2 duck eggs with 6 bantam eggs and all the eggs are are alive and moving around when i candled them. What do i do if the duck eggs take 28 days? Is it hard to stagger the hatch? I am using an auto turner
     
  2. C&Rman

    C&Rman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No it takes duck eggs 28 days
     
  3. boykin2010

    boykin2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thank you!
     
  4. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Overrun With Chickens

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    some ducks take 35 days.. I would not toss them at 28 days
     
  5. Griffin Nest

    Griffin Nest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    21??? wow that's way too early. mine hatch day 26, but pekin will probably take 28
     
  6. 1234duck

    1234duck Chillin' With My Peeps

    28 days but it is normal for them to take a little longer if that happens. sometimes while a duck is sitting on her eggs she still might lay an egg or 2 or 3, so those eggs if also are fertile wouldn't hatch till 1 or 2 or 3 days later. so sit on your hands & give them time. Good luck with your hatch, ~Julie~
     
  7. boykin2010

    boykin2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks to all of you!
     

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