Blood Ring & Question about how hardy eggs are.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SnapHappii, Mar 14, 2009.

  1. SnapHappii

    SnapHappii Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello. I'm new [​IMG] I have a great fascination with birds and eggs. I have 8 Pekin Ducks as well as many other mallard ducks. I have about 20 Pekin eggs in my incubator right now. A lot are developing with veins and such, but there are some which have a quarter sized ring with a dot in the middle. Is this a blood ring? If not, are they fertile or should I just toss them?

    And my Pekin ducks aren't too smart... they tend to lay their eggs in the shallow creek or in the pond[which is just about a foot deep]. Do these eggs have any chance of survival once they've been in the water? My sister found a couple in the creek this morning and brought them in. Needless to say I dated them and put them in the incubator, but I just want to know if I'm wasting time & incubator space.

    Thanks!
     
  2. william9792

    william9792 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] and i do not know about ducks, but you do not wash chicken eggs so i would think that duck egg should not be in a pond before putting in bator. and what day are your eggs on? and if they are not on all the same day, do you have a hatcher? for stager hatch. william
     
  3. aberfitch

    aberfitch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    veins and a dot is a good thing. no veins and a dot is bad. Best to check on day 10. It is the most clear and developed to be able to tell.
     
  4. SnapHappii

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    Quote:I put the first eggs in on March 4th. Every day I will collect however many eggs I can find, date them, and keep them at room temperature. I have been trying to put them in every 3 days, because I only have 1 incubator, and 3 days should be plenty for ducks to hatch & dry off to be removed so the next batch can hatch safely.
     
  5. SnapHappii

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    Quote:It doesn't look like a vein though. It's just a thing red circle with a dot.
     

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