How many Pekin eggs will fit in a Little Giant?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Dipsy Doodle Doo, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. Hi!
    The answer is 48!

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    Kind of overwhelming, I've never set more than 10 at a time here.
    Wish them luck!
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    Lisa
     
  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    OMG!! [​IMG] How in the world are you going to turn all those? And what are you going to do with all the babies??
     
  3. Hi Shelley! I haven't tried turning them yet, just set them this afternoon. They're packed in pretty tight. Should be easier after I candle the first time. There are some older eggs (from 1/5) in there that are probably non-viable.
    I have someone that *says* they will buy all the Pekin ducklings I can hatch. I sure hope they don't flake on me --- just the thought of brooding 40-something ducklings is daunting.

    edited to add: Hahaha! Hubby just saw that pic and said "I sure hope I don't *accidentally* trip over the cord and *accidentally* unplug that bator".
    Followed immediately by "You know I'd never do that, hon. The two things that stop me are fear and common sense." I can't imagine what he means by that!

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    Lisa
     
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2009
  4. nivtup

    nivtup Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Shelton Washington
    Woo Hooo !!

    Boy are those going to make a mess.


    Good luck with the hatch.
     
  5. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:Hmmm...you carry a billy-club on your side don't you? [​IMG]

    I would think if you have a vaporizer, you could make a 'tent' over it and the bator for the humidity, then just tilt the whole bator? If you do have to brood ducklings, use the equine pellet bedding, it is AMAZING!! I have some in my ducklings brooders (finally) and the wetter it gets, the better it smells! Plus it dries on its own, you just need to fluff it up once in a while. Eventually you would have to dump it to get the poo out, but I can't believe I've spent $30+ on puppy pads when these work so well! I'm thinking of using these in my chicks and everything!! Good luck on your hatch, and I hope the guy doesn't back out on you! [​IMG]
     

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