Pekin Ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by duck15, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. duck15

    duck15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there A possibility that a female pekin duck may hatch its young on her own ? because i dont have an incubator
     
  2. EmAbTo48

    EmAbTo48 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It can happen, but Pekins are not great brooders at all. I think you will be lucky if it happens [​IMG]
     
  3. duck15

    duck15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what will i do if it leaves its nest [​IMG] :O
     
  4. LemonDoodles

    LemonDoodles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe look into a homemade incubator.

    I'm glad they are not broody. I would feel so guilty snatching the eggs if they were.
     
  5. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree with everyone else that they rarely go broody. Just to give you a little hope, though, one of our Pekins, Susan, went broody this year & hatched out 2 of her own eggs & 1 gosling. But it's better to be safe & prepared by having an incubator ready.
     
  6. bwmichaud

    bwmichaud Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a broody pekin that's been sitting on eggs for weeks. I'm hoping they hatch. I was collecting the eggs and I put some of them under a broody Australorp hen and they hatched and I have some in the incubator in lockdown right now. I didn't have anyplace to put more eggs so I let them pile up in the nest and she started sitting on them. Only time will tell.
     
  7. jcatblum

    jcatblum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have a few people around here that will go halves on hatches. You put your eggs in their incubator- you split the hatch. Check craigslist. Good luck!
     
  8. duck15

    duck15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so how do i hatch pekin duck eggs without incubator??? [​IMG]
     
  9. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Without an incubator to control temp and humidity, you likely won't.
     
  10. duck15

    duck15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    does a pekin duck know how to build a nest?
    how many percent will a pekin duck hatch its own eggs?
     

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