Incubation Period For Pekin Duck Eggs

I have been asked what is the incubation period for pekin ducks.

Hi, I just wanted to ask about my peking duck.  She has become broody and is laying on her eggs, but I am unsure how long the incubation of these are.


Pekin duck eggs take 28 days to hatch from time of incubation. If your duck is still laying eggs then she won’t start to incubate the eggs until she has laid a clutch of eggs which could be 6-12 eggs.

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Incubating Duck Eggs

Incubation Period

The incubation period for duck eggs is 28 days.

Incubation Temperature

The temperature in the incubator for duck eggs is 99.5 degrees fahrenheit.

Humidity Levels

The humidity level (wet bulb thermometer) for duck eggs is 84-88 degrees fahrenheit.

Final Day Of Egg Rotation

The final day of egg rotation for duck eggs is day 25.

Please note that all of this information is only a guide and that this information may differ according to the incubator manufacturer’s guide.

Always consult the manufacturer’s guide when using an incubator and automatic egg turner.

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  1. and farmers in my part of the country have suffered for the lack of wet weather……..Comment by sarge charlie – February 16, 2008 @ 11:40 am
  2. A very good webpage indead very useful. But I would like to know about Chicken eggs and guinnea fowl eggs! only 2 of my 8 eggs i out in to incubate last time hached. So how can I check if the eggs i put in are fertile? Is there a way?Comment by Miss Joyce – March 22, 2008 @ 7:13 am
  3. you need to “candle” that is,shine a light through the eggs after about a weeks incubation,when the fertile eggs should shoe signs of developement.it is important the light is a COOL bulb,but other than that,it is a fairly easy thing to do ,something most poultry books/information sites etc would fill you in onComment by bonnie – November 23, 2008 @ 4:26 pm
  4. Hi Bonnie,
    Thanks for answering Miss Joyce’s comment. you are right about candling. Here is a post with more information about candling eggs http://www.farmingfriends.com/candling-eggs/
    Kind regards
    sara @ farmingfriends

    Comment by Sara @ Farming Friends – November 24, 2008 @ 3:00 pm