1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Incubating Duck Egg Questions

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by GwenFarms, Apr 20, 2008.

  1. GwenFarms

    GwenFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    827
    1
    151
    Feb 26, 2008
    I think I am going to try to incubate my pekin duck eggs with the skillet method, as I filled every incubator within a twenty mile radius with guinea eggs. Thats right ...every one [​IMG]
    How many eggs can I let her lay and them still be viable. She has laid eight int he past ten days. I've left them in her nest. There is a lean to over her nest to keep out the sun and rain, but I'm thinking its time to take them out, or I may lose them.

    How long do you let them lay?
     
  2. austinhart123

    austinhart123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    Los Angeles CA
    maybe you should try to let her set....but if not take them in asap
     
  3. GwenFarms

    GwenFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    827
    1
    151
    Feb 26, 2008
    I've been told pekins will no longer sit. They would hatch their own eggs when I was growing up, but everyone that I've talked with says they won't now.

    Have you had any luck with them going broody?
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by