How long to incubate mule muscovy eggs??

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by mirandaleecon, Feb 15, 2015.

  1. mirandaleecon

    mirandaleecon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I am trying to hatch some duck eggs and I am having trouble figuring out when to stop turning them. My issue is that the drake is a muscovy and the females are a mix of muscovy, pekin, and khaki campbell. I don't know which eggs are from which since they all lay in the same place. I know that the pure muscovies take 35 days and I'm pretty sure the muscovy/pekin take 32 but I cannot find anything about the muscovy/campbell mix. Any idea how long they take? And will the pure muscovies suffer if I stop turning too soon?
     
  2. needlessjunk

    needlessjunk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmm... This is interesting! Hopefully someone can chime in. I would assume that any mallard derived crossed with Muscovy would be the same hatching time.
     
  3. mirandaleecon

    mirandaleecon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess the most important thing is what will happen if I stop Turning too soon, or if I turn them too long? Because no matter what, either one is going to happen to some of these eggs...
     
  4. buff goose guy

    buff goose guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well what was the mother?
     
  5. mirandaleecon

    mirandaleecon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are 4 different mothers, one pekin, one campbell, and two muscovies. That's where my problem lies, I have no idea who is the mother to what eggs...
     
  6. buff goose guy

    buff goose guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well then theres no idea of how to help you, the eggs with mallard erived mothers will be closer to 26 days and the muscovys mothers eggs will be closer to 36 days,

    yes the muscovys could suffer if you stop turning too soon or too late.
     
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  7. mirandaleecon

    mirandaleecon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok well I guess I will just have to do the best I can and see How it goes...
     
  8. needlessjunk

    needlessjunk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any chance you can tell the age by candling?
     
  9. mirandaleecon

    mirandaleecon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That actually seems like the best option right now. I just don't know what to look for...there has to be someone who hatched eggs that maybe one of their hens abandoned and they didn't know the set date...
     
  10. mirandaleecon

    mirandaleecon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Update: Day 20 and 12 of the original 15 eggs I set seem to be doing well. Had a cracked egg that was doing well but it quit on me yesterday (I knew as soon as I opened the incubator! Blech!)
    I've been reading as much as I can and my plan is to keep turning them until the first one internally pips.
    I have realized that I've been keeping the humidity up a bit too high so I'm fixing that now. Their air sacs seem a bit small for how far along they are but hopefully it's not too late. Fingers crossed!
     

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