Male ducks do not get as aggressive as chickens, fighting among each other.
I really appreciate your taking the time to write such a detailed email. I know farming is not a very easy task but I love to do it.
Aug 29, 2012 Post 2 of 23. Poor baby tried and tried to get out of shell. Ducklings will follow you and do not get as aggressive as chickens.
Hi Deb, Thanks for visiting farmingfriends and leaving your comment. The eggs lie on their sides in the incubator and the opening of the incubator cools the eggs slightly while the eggs are turned three times a day.
I could hear it crying in shell. Uh — wow are ducklings like folded up inside an egg, their position inside them is crazy, and especially because this poor little guy was turned around in the first place…. I have 2 ducks that hatched Friday, 1 Saturday and 1 Sunday.
It is taking a lot of self -restraint not to open it every five minutes to check on them! I have 6 ducks and 1 drake and I helped 6 of them out, if not I would have just one duck. Sandy Creek Farms on Facebook! Just to let you know that I have a very popular duck forum with lots of members who are will to give advice and chat about their ducks.
Do you think I should try to hatch the duck eggs? Much of the information available on incubating and hatching chicken eggs can be applied to ducks, as long as the important differences between these two species are taken into account.
It appeared to us that the little thing was weakening. Oh Alex, I am so, so sorry Better luck with your other hatchings. For a small number of eggs, storage in a cellar may suffice.
I have a mallard duck that laid 13 eggs on my fenced in back porch. I think the only thing I did differently was to keep the amount of shell I removed to the minimum and so I could moisten the membrane; the more shell is on, the less exposed the duckling and the less chance of bacteria getting in. This will enable you to find the optimum humidity for your own ducks.
It is hard to know what to do...