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ghost image of a duckling on the egg

post #1 of 7
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Hi there guys.  We got some abandoned duck eggs and I've been incubating them in a turner, but today when I transferred them out of the turner (it's day 25) and into the hatching incubator I noticed this ghost image of a duckling on the side of the egg.  What does this mean?This wasn't there 4 days ago when I took the eggs out to weigh them.   Any help you be appreciated.  Thanks!

 

post #2 of 7

Do you spray your eggs down at all? (Like for humidity or cooling effect?)


Edited by dotknott - 5/26/16 at 6:29am

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post #3 of 7
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Yes - I've been misting them every morning when I add more water to the liner tray.

post #4 of 7

It may be from misting. I don't have any good photos of it, but I've got similar staining on the eggs that are about to hatch. The only difference is about half of them have a distinct grid pattern because they got just a bit less water which settled on the shelf liner. The ones that got more water have a blob-like stain.  more water.. so the water pooled around the shelf liner.

 

Just my feeling, but I think it's just happenstance that it looks duck-like.

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My Flock: 5 ducks, 2 drakes - All Saxonies.

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post #5 of 7
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Awesome.  Thank you! So you think the little one should be ok in there?  

post #6 of 7

I hope so!

 

Like I said my current batch has these stains.. They're in lock down now, and if they're not okay, then they don't seem to be showing it.

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My Flock: 5 ducks, 2 drakes - All Saxonies.

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Follow my flock on instagram and on my blog herouxpotager.com

 

My Flock: 5 ducks, 2 drakes - All Saxonies.

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post #7 of 7
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Awesome! I just started lockdown today too.  Good luck with yours!

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