Anyone have Good Duck Egg Candling Pics - Progression through Pip?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickeepoo, Jun 12, 2010.

  1. chickeepoo

    chickeepoo Songster

    Mar 10, 2008
    Orlando, FL
    I've got 7 Muscovy eggs that came from a nest where the mother was killed by a predator at the beginning of the week- I put them in the incubator, hoping to get them along to hatch, but I don't know exactly where they are in the 35 day cycle. They must be close, as the chick side of the egg is dark, no transluscence, the air sacs are kind of larger than what I thought they should be but with a very defined line of separation between the two.

    Does anyone have any- or a link to any- good pics of candled duck eggs so I can tell where they are and when I should stop turning them/opening the incubator? This is a very "iffy" operation at this time due to me not knowing when incubation began, if some of these eggs were laid later than the first day of setting, etc. Just trying to help the little fellas out…
  2. msheets

    msheets Songster

    May 13, 2010
    Hurricane, WV
    I thought duck eggs incubated for 28 days? I'd like to find some good candling pics as well, mine are on day 19 & I can see they're feet kicking & their heads moving up & down. My ducks are 10x more active than the chickens, they're so fun to watch!
  3. Kedreeva

    Kedreeva Longfeather Lane

    Jun 10, 2010
    Here's a post with some other duck eggs, I don't think they are muscovy, but I bet you could turn days into % and approximate what % it is in muscovy days.

    @ msheets: Muscovy ducks are the oddball out. They have a 35 day incubation period for some reason.

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