Need advice on hatching duckies!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Ashleyy_x3, May 12, 2011.

  1. Ashleyy_x3

    Ashleyy_x3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Alright so i really reallyyy want to try and hatch some Call ducks out. but i hear theyre like the hardest ducks to hatch. is that truee? whats the easiest ducks to hatch out and raise? what about pekin ducks? help me outtt [​IMG]
     
  2. BeccaOH

    BeccaOH Morning Gem Farm

    Oct 3, 2008
    east central Ohio
    I love waterfowl, so I say they are worth trying to hatch. I did buy my first ducklings, though.

    I believe the first waterfowl I actually hatched were Pekins eggs I had shipped and hatched for my neighbor. I believe I got 6 and had 3 hatch. I bought a flock of adult call ducks and have had very good success hatching my own eggs from them. Last year my success was even better than the broody call hens. I have not tried hatching call eggs that were shipped, though.

    I do think if I were you and just getting started with waterfowl eggs that I'd find eggs that didn't cost too much to do a test run on. I believe in hand turning waterfowl eggs and keeping the humidity higher than I would for chicken.
     

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