Are my eggs okay?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Hilfox84, Mar 10, 2016.

  1. Hilfox84

    Hilfox84 Out Of The Brooder

    49
    3
    26
    Apr 23, 2015
    Indiana
    So we decided to try and hatch some of our ducks eggs this spring and they have been doing great up till today. Todah is day 10 and they look kind of funny. I'm sure if it's a blood ring or if the embryo is growing attached to membrane...or maybe I'm just paranoid and everything is fine. The picture aren't that great but the egg is only orange on one side. And it's not horizontal but vertical. I can't find any info on this. Can anyone help me out please? :)

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  2. JetCat

    JetCat Chillin' With My Peeps

    806
    52
    106
    Oct 26, 2015
    Southeast Alabama
    those are developing eggs.
     
  3. firedragon1982

    firedragon1982 Chillin' With My Peeps

    596
    80
    121
    Feb 9, 2015
    Are you turning them by hand or are they in an auto-turner? But the veining looks wonderful!

    Edit: If by hand, how many times/day?
     
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2016
  4. Orca5094

    Orca5094 Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,704
    228
    138
    Jul 26, 2014
    Sweden
    They are fine. Sometimes they just start to develop only on one half of the egg like that. They should spread out more in the next week or so. Sometimes this is due to not turning often enough, but sometimes it just happens like that. Do you have an auto-turner, or are you doing it by hand? Eggs should be turned an odd number of times a day if doing by hand, at least 3 times a day but 5 is better. Good luck! :)
     
  5. Hilfox84

    Hilfox84 Out Of The Brooder

    49
    3
    26
    Apr 23, 2015
    Indiana

    I am turning them by hand 3 times a day. I'm glad they are okay! I have three in there right now and they all look the same. I hadn't seen anything about them growing on one side like that so I got nervous haha. Thanks for the help :)
     
  6. Orca5094

    Orca5094 Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,704
    228
    138
    Jul 26, 2014
    Sweden
    Yeah, I've had a couple batches do this myself, and all hatched without issue. No worries!

    Be sure to come back and post pics after they hatch! ^-^
     
  7. Hilfox84

    Hilfox84 Out Of The Brooder

    49
    3
    26
    Apr 23, 2015
    Indiana
    Oh I will! Thanks again! :)
     
  8. Hilfox84

    Hilfox84 Out Of The Brooder

    49
    3
    26
    Apr 23, 2015
    Indiana

    Three eggs and three healthy ducklings! They hatched right on schedule :)

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Orca5094

    Orca5094 Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,704
    228
    138
    Jul 26, 2014
    Sweden
    That's great, thanks for the update! :D

    Look at the little cuties! What breeds are they?
     
  10. Hilfox84

    Hilfox84 Out Of The Brooder

    49
    3
    26
    Apr 23, 2015
    Indiana

    Well my male is a Pekin then I have two welsh harlequins females and one Pekin female. So they r mixed :)
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by