can u tell how long a duck egg has been incubating by there air cells?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Daniel_2kaii9, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. Daniel_2kaii9

    Daniel_2kaii9 Songster

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    hey, can u tell how long a duck egg has been incubating by there air cells ? (couse my father got duck eggs of his friend and his duck was sitting on them for a few days before i had them)

    if so here are some pics (there not the same eggs) there air cells are pretty big & when u candle them u cant really see enything in them just a little gab that u can see movement in there

    egg 1

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    egg 2

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    egg 3

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    egg 4

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    thanks

    ~Daniel~ [​IMG]
     
  2. katharinad

    katharinad Overrun with chickens

    I would say they are about 1 to 1.5 weeks from hatching. Based on the darkness of the eggs. Keep them in the incubator until you see movement or pipping. Then get the humidity up high.
     
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2010
  3. duckluck

    duckluck Dulcimyrh Ducks

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    There are ideals for air cell development but you really can't tell age by that because the humidity and air cell growth/dehydration rate of the egg can vary so much due to how the egg has been incubated and the conditions it has been in.
     

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