I have bantam australian spotted duck eggs growing...questions

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by asher, Jun 17, 2008.

  1. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
    Mountains of NC
    Do bantam duck eggs hatch sooner than standards?

    I am so excited. I didn't have success with the call eggs that I had, but the australian spotted duck eggs, 5 out of 10 are growing beautifully. If I go by 28 days, they are due on the 29th. I'm excited as I've never hatched out duck eggs for myself before (but did really well hatching runner ducks for my aunt last year).

    Trying to figure out how to keep the humidity up, too since it will be in a Sportsman in a bottom hatching tray. Should I put a wet paper towel or towel over the top to keep the humidity up down there?
     
  2. dbrberry

    dbrberry Out Of The Brooder

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    where did you get bantam duck eggs? i would love to have some. i din't even know they were real. i just love bantams.
     
  3. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
    Mountains of NC
    I got them from Poorridge Ranch , but she left her australians out to graze now. I think Holderreads (hatchery) has several bantam breeds, too.

    There are several breeds of bantams ducks. Off the top of my head, call ducks, black east indies, australian spotted, bantam silver appleyard (these are GORGEOUS!), silky.
     
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2008

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