are they dead??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by streemers, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. streemers

    streemers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i candled 3 of my duck eggs today and the yoke in 1 stays in the same spot when i turn it if it starts at the top and i turn it the yoke wont roll to the top?
    2nd another of the eggs air pockets is really jaged not smooth and round??? is this okay???
     
  2. buckeye lady

    buckeye lady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What day are you on?
     
  3. streemers

    streemers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    day 6
     
  4. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

    Mar 2, 2008
    Tulsa
    Quote:Leave them alone until about Day 10 [​IMG]
     
  5. streemers

    streemers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    okay but i have never had a yoke not rotate with the egg yah know? kinda odd.... i will give them more time.
     
  6. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

    Mar 2, 2008
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    Quote:The only real indication candeling will give you is when you see vein development. Rotating the eggs to see if the yolk moves could cause more harm than good.

    Ducks take a little longer than chickens, so candle on Day 10 instead of Day 7.
     
  7. streemers

    streemers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    really? okay well better not do that anymore...
     
  8. twigg

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    Quote:lol ... when you candle eggs, hold them gently and try to move them as little as possible. turn them slowly, in a horizontal plane whenever possible.

    Candling rarely causes a problem, and when it does it is most probably from being turned too fast.
     

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