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when will my duck start sitting on her eggs?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by jjtrucker, Jan 21, 2015.

  1. jjtrucker

    jjtrucker Out Of The Brooder

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    My duck has been laying eggs regularly and until now I have been collecting them. I have decided to see if she will hatch some. She has laid 7 eggs over the last 7 days and has them all neatly arranged. When will she start sitting on them to hatch?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    What breed is she? Not all breeds/strains will set on their eggs.
     
  3. duckman150

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    Sourland is right...not all breeds are good setters. If ur duck is Muscovy she will most likely start setting after 8 eggs. If she doesn't I hope u have an incubator ready.
     
  4. jjtrucker

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    I think she is a black blue? Swedish. I do have an incubator but sadly have had no luck getting them to develope in the incubator so I decided to let her do it.[​IMG]
     
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  6. duckman150

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    There are a few things to consider with an incubator. The temperature should be around 37.5°c and humidity about 55% during the first 25 days. After the eggs should start pipping. Temperature should be decreased to 35°c and humidity increase to about 75%. What most incubators don't have is, fresh air, and that can be a problem. I built my own incubator with capacity of 500 eggs and introduced a fan pulling freash air from outside into the incubator. Eggs need the oxygen. I have uploaded some pics of my incubator. It is far from cheap and has hatched over a hundred eggs already.[​IMG] note the settings. [​IMG] actual image of hatchling in incubator still. [​IMG]. Very soon iI will be uploading some information on artificial insemination. This is useful when you want a number of ducks laying at the same time to fill an incubator.
     
  7. jjtrucker

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    This is my incubator my husband and I made. It is working great with my chicken eggs but so far when I candle the duck eggs nothing has been growing in them and I know they are fertile. I have a fan in that pulls in fresh air as well. How many days do you wait to candle your eggs?
     
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    If the conditions are perfect growth can be seen in as little as 3 days, if nothing happens by seven days review ur incubator conditions and try the eggs again. Remember the temperature is crucial to kick start the process in the egg. I set my temperature to 38 degrees for a few days to start the process then as soon as I see development begin I turn down to 37.5°C
     
  10. duckman150

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    If there is anyone who has an excess of fertile eggs I don't mind buying them as well as paying shipping. Contact me via email shaheedghany@gmail.com thank u
     

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