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When do Ducks?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Dewtheduck, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. Dewtheduck

    Dewtheduck Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 13, 2011
    Hey, Im incubating a duck egg how long does it normally take to hatch? I've heard any where from 21-30 days... A mallard Duck egg!

  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    I am told 28 days.
  3. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 26, 2007
    Fair Oaks, California
  4. iamcuriositycat

    iamcuriositycat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 30, 2009
    Charlotte, NC
    28 days. And one duck hatching is going to be a very lonely duckling. [​IMG] Is there time to put in two or three more eggs? Only do that if you just put the egg in today or yesterday--otherwise you're going to have a staggered hatch that will cause trouble for a first-timer. But ducks really need company. [​IMG] Also, hatch rates will tend to be between 60-90%, so if you only have one egg, there is a fair chance it won't hatch at all even if you do everything right. If you have four or five eggs in there, your chances of success are much higher.

    Good luck!

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