*relocate* How long for Pekins to hatch?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Griffin Nest, Nov 28, 2011.

  1. Griffin Nest

    Griffin Nest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Last time I incubated duck eggs they were Khaki Campbells and I was positive they would hatch on a weekend when I was available to record their hatches because every website I went to told me that they hatch on day 28. They hatched on day 25 and I was at school. [​IMG] (Temperature of entire incubation was between 99.2 and 99.9; Humidity was 55%; Lockdown didn't happen because they hatched a few hours after I put them in lockdown that morning)

    I'm ordering Pekins this time. How many days is incubation when YOU hatch pekins? I'm using a fan-incubator and I will set the thermostat at 99.2. I really don't want to miss it again! [​IMG]
     
  2. Griffin Nest

    Griffin Nest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anyone? please?
     
  3. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:most buck breeds take around 28 days to hatch. If they hatched earlier then your temp was to high, or to low. What was it at?
     
  4. Griffin Nest

    Griffin Nest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:most buck breeds take around 28 days to hatch. If they hatched earlier then your temp was to high, or to low. What was it at?

    it was set at 99.2 but usually at 99.6. Do you hatch pekins or Khakis? maybe khakis were just different
     
  5. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:most buck breeds take around 28 days to hatch. If they hatched earlier then your temp was to high, or to low. What was it at?

    it was set at 99.2 but usually at 99.6. Do you hatch pekins or Khakis? maybe khakis were just different

    No, they should be no differnt. Your temp was a little high, so maybe thats why. I hatched some khaki crosses. And they were three days late
     

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