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Incubating Duck Eggs?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Jennn27, Mar 3, 2017.

  1. Jennn27

    Jennn27 Songster

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    Hello everyone. I haven't been on here in some time, but I have a question. So, I have incubated several batches of chicken eggs myself. But, this is the first time I have had fertilized duck eggs...I'm super excited! I put several chicken eggs in the bator at the same as my duck eggs. The duck eggs are from a male Mallard and a female Blue Swedish. Is there anything I should know about incubating duck eggs compared to chicken eggs?

    Thanks so much!
     

  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi Premium Member

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    Do you have a second incubator? If not you shouldn't have started incubating the ducks and chickens at the same time because they are going to hatch at different times. In general they are the same to incubate but they take different lengths of time.
     
  3. Amykins

    Amykins Crowing

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    Never put chicken and duck eggs in the same Bator. Ever.
     
  4. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi Premium Member

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    That's not actually true, I do incubate them together all the time and it doesn't negatively affect the hatch. But I have a separate incubator to move the eggs into at hatch so stagger hatching is not a problem for me. What you shouldn't do is start them at the same time in the same incubator with no hatcher to move them to.
     
  5. Jennn27

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    I've done staggered hatching before, so that's not really my concern. I was just wondering mainly about the hatch time when it pips? Thanks!
     

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