Black spot on duck egg in incubator

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Scornwell, Oct 22, 2014.

  1. Scornwell

    Scornwell In the Brooder

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    Hello there: my duck eggs are due to hatch today . Two have pipped and are starting to zip but there are a couple that have these black spots that are growing. I am so worried. They have not pipped. Does anyone know what this means. He black spots are on the outside of the shell not inside. I have not opened or candled since lockdown. I have been looking all over this awesome site for similar issues. Please let me know if you know anything about this. Do they need help? Are they dead I will post a picture. [​IMG]
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    I have never hatched duck eggs. You might want to post this in our Ducks section to chat with all those Duck experts on this....https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/42/ducks

    Good luck with your hatch. :)
     
  3. liz9910

    liz9910 Crowing

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    [​IMG] x2 on TwoCrows's advice, good luck to you.
     
  4. Scornwell

    Scornwell In the Brooder

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    Thank you, guys! Forgive me, I am just figuring out these threads. :)
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    I haven't incubated duck eggs before. In my chicken eggs, I don't believe I've seen exactly what you're experiencing. However, I do know that, in the past, some of my chicken eggs that I stored before incubation did develop small black or grey flecks. In my case, it turned out to be spots of mold. I was keeping them too damp. I ended up not incubating those eggs, so I don't know whether they would have hatched or not.
     
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2014
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    X2 on Wyandottes7. My best guess is that your black spots are some sort of mold.
     
  7. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    The above posters have given you good advice.

    Good luck!:)
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    I'm guessing mold as well
     

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