Candleing question, Normal?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by taraann81, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. taraann81

    taraann81 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
    Ontario
    Okay newbie here(obviously), I saved a nest of Mallard eggs from being plowed under in a field. That was Monday. On Monday I candled before I put them in the bator and saw little embryos maybe the size of a dime or a bit bigger. One egg was cracked and weeping so I tried to open it to see what was inside. Anyways I got grossed out and only glanced at this little maybe marble sized thing, it did have feather already( I tell you all the background in case some one can tell about how far along they were.) Well today I candled these eggs to see what was happening and maybe 1/2 to 3/4 of the egg was dark, almost black. Did these duckies have a tremendous growth spurt or did the eggs go bad? I THINK I can still see movement, but the difference from Monday to today is astounding so I feel like something must be wrong. Please advise.
     
  2. treeclimber233

    treeclimber233 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would guess they are having a growth spurt. Keep them in the incubator and cross your fingers.
     
  3. taraann81

    taraann81 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
    Ontario
    Thanks. Fingers crossed [​IMG]
     
  4. KattyKillFish

    KattyKillFish Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2009
    Dillingham, Alaska
    what day of incubation are you on? usually around half way through that's what ya see. i wouldn't worry about it too much [​IMG]
     
  5. taraann81

    taraann81 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
    Ontario
    I don't know what day I am on. These were eggs I saved from a mallard nest that was going to be plowed under. So I don't know who far along they are unfortunatly. I think they are all right though I can see movement
     
  6. KattyKillFish

    KattyKillFish Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2009
    Dillingham, Alaska
    embryos grow alarmingly fast! you did a good thing saving them. my guess would be that you are on day 14-15. you'll have little duckings before you know it!
     

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