2 embryos in Call duck egg!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by TennesseeTruly, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. TennesseeTruly

    TennesseeTruly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2009
    Church Hill, TN
    The egg isn't unusually large, maybe slightly larger than the others but not so much so that I even noticed. This morning when I was candling I saw two, clear as a day, embryos.

    I don't think there's any chance for both to survive, is there? Anything I can do to help them both along to increase their chance of survival? I've seen so many people get so excited about twins but I'm so sad. I could lose both of them. If I had any idea this was a double yolker, I wouldn't have even set it. [​IMG]

    Laurie
     
  2. duckluck

    duckluck Dulcimyrh Ducks

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    Any candling pics on this we could see?
     
  3. dntd

    dntd Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. TennesseeTruly

    TennesseeTruly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2009
    Church Hill, TN
    I've tried to take pics while candling but they never come out. [​IMG] I just get an egg that looks like its on fire. I can actually see the two separate embryos and I just wanted to cry, the second I saw them. I candled all the other eggs to make sure I wasn't seeing things and nope, every other one just had one.

    I'll see if hubby can help me with the candling later and maybe we can get a good picture of it.

    Laurie
     
  5. momof247371

    momof247371 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congradulations! Thats so cool;)
     
  6. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    good luck! [​IMG]
     
  7. PlumTuckered

    PlumTuckered Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Personally, I would try letting them hatch too. One of my Chicken Hens hatched out twins and they were perfect. Those twin chicks are now almost 3 years old living on a friend's farm :)

    Michelle
     
  8. kingpincray

    kingpincray Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's neat. Just let nature take its course. Who knows you might get two for the price of one. Keep us posted.
     
  9. classroomducks

    classroomducks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    there was a post a while back about duck twins...let me see if i can find it...

    I couldnt find the post on here but i found the video... I guess it happened in the UK. Hope your babies make it!

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/8323070.stm
     
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2010
  10. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    You may have to help a bit during the hatch, but since the embryos already are growing, I would see it through to the end. It may not work, but there is a chance...especially with you knowing ahead of time.
     

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