Mandarin ducks hatching and care

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by nissa_loves_cats, May 11, 2010.

  1. nissa_loves_cats

    nissa_loves_cats Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm looking to get in to Mandarin ducks this year and was wondering if anyone has any experience and sage advice about the breed. Are there any hints to get better hatch rates on the eggs in an incubator? (I also have an Ancona duck or two that are going broody.)

    Also what about duckling care? I've read that you have to drop the new hatchlings from a height to simulate falling from a tree nest. What do you feed the ducklings?
     
  2. 1lpoock

    1lpoock Spruce Creek Waterfowl

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    I have some developing right now in the bator.. I keep it around 100 degrees with 55% humidity and last three days bump it up to 70%. I plan to feed them duck starter just like my other ducklings.
     

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