Incubating Question

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Razorpig, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. Razorpig

    Razorpig In the Brooder

    After a duck has laid, how long do you have before you have to get the egg to the incubator? All advice appreciated.
  2. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Songster

    Jul 10, 2010
    Stonington, illinois
    I assume it is probably the same as chicken eggs up to 2 weeks I have in my incubator 2 eggs that I found that are at least a week old and they are developing just fine.
  3. Razorpig

    Razorpig In the Brooder

    Thanks. I have campbells and mallards. What are the chances the mallards will stay on my pond if i do not clip them? They always have plenty of food and were pin raised before i got them.
  4. kangababy

    kangababy Songster

    Mar 30, 2010
    Well we normally raise and release mallards evey year and they do just fine.. They stay around!!

    Ad far as the eggs go.. I normally don't wait longer than 7 days before putting them in the incubator but I have heard you can wait up to 2 weeks if you keep them at room tempature.. not too cold or not to hot.
  5. Razorpig

    Razorpig In the Brooder

    Thanks kangababy...

    Have your mallards started laying yet? When do they usually start laying?

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