i think duck eggs are good starter eggs! :)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Loretta212, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. Loretta212

    Loretta212 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    this is my 3rd hatch. i used a hova bator 3 times to hatch chickens and it worked out well but chicken eggs are very sensitive to change. this time around i put together a homemade incubator and a friend of mine gave me some duck eggs. not only are they almost transparent with a flashlight (very awesome for candeling you can see so much growth!!) they are so forgiving of changes. I have 4 hatching right now and my temps were up and down from 95-103 until i figured out my incubator and my hummidity also went up and down for a while but they keep on growing. now if only they would hurry up and get out lol!
     
  2. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

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    Very cool. I'll definitely give duck eggs a try!! Good job on making a homemade incubator--I made one too--just needs a little persistence to work out the bugs and they work so well. GL with pip and zip!
     
  3. Loretta212

    Loretta212 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sawmane1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    good to know, I have some sweedish i am plannig on breeding.
     
  5. berniezahm

    berniezahm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ducklings are much messier than chicks. They will turn their waterer into a wading pool/pond. Duck poo smells much worse than chicken poo. They eat a great deal more, but of course they grow much faster. I think they are worth it though. Enjoy [​IMG]
     

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