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I NEED HELP!!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Mama Bird, Apr 4, 2007.

  1. Mama Bird

    Mama Bird Out Of The Brooder

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    ok, i have 18 mallard duck eggs and have no idea if they hatch the same days of a chicken or what? do i have to put water in the bator? ( its a atomatic fan) and if so when and how much? ANY advice would be greatly appreciated![​IMG] thankyou
    ~Mama Bird~
     
  2. cookie_chick

    cookie_chick Out Of The Brooder

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    i dunno
     
  3. mom'sfolly

    mom'sfolly Overrun With Chickens

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    I did duck eggs as a kid. They take 28 days and need a higher humidity than chicken eggs. But childhood is a ways away for me so I don't remember much more. Karen
     
  4. soonerdog

    soonerdog Chillin' With My Peeps

    Chicken eggs take 21 days of incubation. Ducks, pheasants, turkeys, and geese take longer. I think you will have to incubate the duck eggs one week longer than your chicken eggs.
     
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2007
  5. marie_martin

    marie_martin Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. Mama Bird

    Mama Bird Out Of The Brooder

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    thankyou all, you guys were a very big help![​IMG]
     

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