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My First Duck Egg!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ThePigeonKid, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. ThePigeonKid

    ThePigeonKid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my Pekin ducks laid an egg today! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]



    If I want to hatch it, how do I store duck eggs, is it like chickens? Pointy end of the egg down?

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  2. mrpekinduck

    mrpekinduck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2011
    Ducky Land!
    You can only hatch it if you have a drake and he regularly mounts his hens, otherwise it is just an egg, not fertile.
     
  3. ThePigeonKid

    ThePigeonKid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes I do have drake (3 [​IMG] ).
     
  4. mrpekinduck

    mrpekinduck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2011
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    Then you can hatch it! I'm not sure if it is still point down but I do know that the incubation period is 28 days.
     
  5. ThePigeonKid

    ThePigeonKid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! What is the humidity supposed to be?
     
  6. mrpekinduck

    mrpekinduck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2011
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    Different people say different things but your incubator instructions can tell you, if not then just slip it under a broody hen or google the correct humidity.
     
  7. ThePigeonKid

    ThePigeonKid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, thanks! [​IMG]
     
  8. mrpekinduck

    mrpekinduck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2011
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    Happy to help! [​IMG]
     
  9. bigdawg

    bigdawg AA Poultry

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    pointed end down,humidity i try for 50 percent then at lockdown 80 percent mist the eggs daily with warm water and leave the top off for a few minutes before misting. you are playing the role of the moma duck good luck
     
  10. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Congrats [​IMG]
     

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