incubating mutt eggs

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by cbohn80, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. cbohn80

    cbohn80 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    just set some eggs 12/30/11 at 10:30 am. they are any mix of pekin/cayuga/runner.any tips for what to during the incubation period, i've studied alot but books dont always teach you everything. i have 8 eggs and would be more than happy with 50% hatch. i'm using a little giant with an automatic turner.
     
  2. Ducks and Banny hens

    Ducks and Banny hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 22, 2011
    On a little Farm.
    50% is probably a good guess when using an incubator for those breeds. I've given up on incubators because no matter what they always seem to give you poor results in comparison with my other option: Broodhens. 50% seems to be an average number, 80-90 being really ocassional, and 0% being rare (but not as rare as you ever hope [​IMG] ).
     
  3. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Last winter I hathd 2 sets of runner/ campbell mixes using a forced air LG. First time I set 4 eggs. All 4 hatched. 2nd time I set 8 eggs. 5 hatched. I didnt do anything different from hatching chicken eggs just left them in longer. It takes 28 days for ducks.
     

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