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Is this embryo dead :( PLEASE HELP

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I'm on day 16 of incubation, candled the eggs (mallards) all look great except this one:(
No movement or growth..has the hatchling died? How can I tell? Please someone help
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Since there is no movement, and with the shape of embryo, I would suspect that the embryo is dead. However, I would wait a few more days before removing the egg, just to be sure you aren't accidentally killing a live embryo.

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Her hardest hue to hold.

Her early leaf's a flower

But only so an hour.

Then leaf subsides to leaf.

So Eden sank to grief,

So dawn goes down to day.

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Breeder of Dutch bantams, Wyandotte bantams, and a few exhibition rabbits.

Feel free to ask me questions about chicken and rabbit care, breeds, and showing! I'm always happy to help!

Nature's first green is gold,

Her hardest hue to hold.

Her early leaf's a flower

But only so an hour.

Then leaf subsides to leaf.

So Eden sank to grief,

So dawn goes down to day.

Nothing gold can stay. --Robert Frost

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post #3 of 6
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Originally Posted by BantamLover21 View Post

Since there is no movement, and with the shape of embryo, I would suspect that the embryo is dead. However, I would wait a few more days before removing the egg, just to be sure you aren't accidentally killing a live embryo.

I'm pretty sure this was my egg that had a double embryo , all the other eggs are great minus this one. I didn't want to candle it to long, I don't see a blood ring and the veins still look good so idk.. I'm sure it's died but I'm going to wait a few days before I decide what to do
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I just candled again and actually both embryos had movement, not much but they are not dead. Two very obvious separate ducklings, I hope that they beat the odds against them.
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Originally Posted by lucysducks11 View Post

I just candled again and actually both embryos had movement, not much but they are not dead. Two very obvious separate ducklings, I hope that they beat the odds against them.
Aww! Rooting for you!
I would say just compare the eggs and use your better judgement through the process! Use a dark bathroom and make it warm and humid so you don't have to worry about the eggs being out too long.
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Aww! Rooting for you!
I would say just compare the eggs and use your better judgement through the process! Use a dark bathroom and make it warm and humid so you don't have to worry about the eggs being out too long.

We will see how this goes.. smile.png
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