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How many days to hatch duck eggs?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Enders Farms, Mar 17, 2010.

  1. Enders Farms

    Enders Farms Out Of The Brooder

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    I can get a dozen duck eggs from a neighbor and want to know how long for a hatch. Thanks!
     
  2. iamcuriositycat

    iamcuriositycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    28 days. Have fun!
     
  3. Enders Farms

    Enders Farms Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you! I am on day 4 with my first chicks in the bator and I really want to try the ducks. [​IMG]
     
  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Depends on what kind of duck they are...calls are 26 days, muscovies are 35 days and the rest are 28 days.
     
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2010
  5. iamcuriositycat

    iamcuriositycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh yes--what Katy said. Sorry. Mine are Runners so they are 28 days, as are most mallard derivatives. But calls and scovies are different. Thanks for the correction, Katy!
     
  6. DaKid

    DaKid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll be placing some apple yard duck eggs in the bator tomorrow , so I go 28 days and stop turning on day 25 .

    also should I place in the bator with or without a egg turner,

    Thanks Alan
     
  7. iamcuriositycat

    iamcuriositycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup--appleyards are 28, stop turning at 25. I use an egg turner with my duck eggs. Good luck!
     

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