The Duck Thread

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ZakoHero, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    [​IMG] Congrats!!
     
  2. Starfire669

    Starfire669 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! This is my first attempt at hatching anything, so I'm nervous and excited. These babies are for my sister, she has 1 Pekin drake, 1 crested Pekin hen, and 1 crested mallard hen and is absolutely in love with ducks! She wants to increase her flock and loves the colors of my Cayuga ducks. So I took the opportunity to try hatching for her as they already have a good home. I know there will be more drakes in the hatch, but as striking as they are I think we can find them good homes. She intends to keep 1 drake and all the hens, and has no intention of hatching their eggs. They are to be pets, egg layers, and yard decoration, lol. After we find out the sexes of these hatchlings I will probably end up hatching some more come spring to give her more hens.

    This was a test run to see if I could get any live hatchlings! Now I'm praying that the geese eggs I set will hatch as well as my ducks. First goslings are due next week!
     
  3. chickadoodles

    chickadoodles True BYC Addict

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    Hi all, I have only recently got a pair of Peking ducks. I was thinking about incubating a few eggs but thought I would first ask if you can hatch them with turkey and chicken eggs? And what humidity level do they require to hatch at lock down?
    TYIA
     
  4. minmin1258

    minmin1258 Chillin' With My Peeps


    I used them on baking day. Baked goods went to the restaurant.
     
  5. needlessjunk

    needlessjunk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have not hatched anything but I do know duck eggs take longer (28 days) and require more humidity than chicken. I have no clue about turkey.
     
  6. chickadoodles

    chickadoodles True BYC Addict

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  7. Starfire669

    Starfire669 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I now have 6 ducklings! Yay!

    Here they are resting after a rough day.
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  8. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper

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    I'm here sorry I was in surgery. Let me play catch up
     
  9. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper

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    First thing is you would have to time it perfectly, chickens take a shorter time, so unless you have another BATOR available you will have to time it somthat they all go into lock down at the same time..

    60 to 65 is just fine for ducks or chickens... Anything higher then 80, in my past experience never made it out alive..
     
  10. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper

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    Did they all make it out ?? Nice, sorry I didn't back to you sooner I was helping some one try and get some call ducks out. Talk about stress lol try the call duck challenge. That's stressful
     

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