Incubating Duck eggs! First time!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by koakritters, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. koakritters

    koakritters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've got 14 Indian runner duck eggs to incubate, I've never done ducks, how long will they take to hatch, and do I have to have the temp/humidity set differently?

    Also, if I time it right, can I have ducks and chickens hatching at the same time?
     
  2. Ilovemyduckies

    Ilovemyduckies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Duck eggs take 28 days to hatch (lockdown is at day 25). The temperature should be 99.5* and humidity about 50-60%. Yes, put the duck eggs in a week before the chicken eggs. I've got both chicken and duck eggs in my incubator right now. Good luck :D
     
  3. kandyg_99

    kandyg_99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Runner Ducks Take 28 days to hatch.And Yes you can do both in the same incubator.Just start your duck eggs and wait a week to add chicken eggs,Just as Ilovemyduckies said....
     
  4. LilMissChz

    LilMissChz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ordered duck eggs and will be setting myself. I am very excited to have spring ducklings.
     
  5. hennypenny99

    hennypenny99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Someone gave me 25 Muscovy duck eggs and they take 35 days! Good luck with your ducklings, this is my first time too.
     

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