How Do You Incubate Mandarin Duck Eggs?
Mandarin ducks are colorful, highly unique ducks that hail from East Asia and Japan. If one of these ducks has laid eggs on your property and then abandoned them, it stands to reason that you would want to save them and hatch the babies. To do so, grab an incubator or some common household items and get started. Set up a box if you don’t have an incubator. Use a small wood or cardboard box that fits all the eggs. Put shavings, straw or blankets inside the box to support the mandarin duck eggs. Place the eggs in your box or incubator. Place the box or incubator in a safe place where it will be protected from traffic, drafts and direct sunshine. It’s important that you maintain a consistent temperature for the mandarin duck eggs; drafts or sunshine can cause large changes in air humidity and temperature. Turn on the thermometer and temperature control if you’re using an incubator. If you’re using a homemade setup, put a lamp with a 220-watt bulb next to the box and turn it on. Use this l