Candling black swan eggs???

Discussion in 'Ornamental Fowl (Swans, etc.)' started by Three Cedars Silkies, Dec 15, 2008.

  1. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    So...this evening would be 6 days that the 5 black swan eggs will have been in the incubator.

    Does anyone have a clue when to expect to see veining in the eggs? I can usually see it by the 4th day in my chickens.
     
  2. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    I didn't get any replies when I originally posted this. The eggs are now on day 13. When do you think I might be able to see veins or an embryo. The shell is so thick that it's difficult to tell anything. The light shines through pretty well, but I just see the huge yolk. It does seem to be getting a bit darker...just can't really tell.
     
  3. danischi24

    danischi24 Loves naked pets

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    I would say give them a few more days as their incubation period is double a chicken's, give them up to 20 days before chucking the clears.
     
  4. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    You might never see anything unless you have a super high lumen candler. Unless they (the eggs) go stinky on you i wouldnt throw them out . You just never know . THose eggs are way to precious. Its not like some run of the mill chicken egg.
     
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  5. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    Quote:I agree. I would candle out of curiosty, but I wouldn't toss any out.
     
  6. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    Quote:I agree. I would candle out of curiosty, but I wouldn't toss any out.

    Agreed!
     
  7. Three Cedars Silkies

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    OK...thanks for your input. I'll keep them in the full 40 days or so unless they get stinky. I've been able to Google that they incubate at the same temp. as chicken eggs...but I can't find out anything about humidity during incubation. Does anyone have a clue?
     
  8. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Since they are waterfowl, I'd use what ever waterfowl use for humidity. I want to say it's about 10 % higher through incubation.
     
  9. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    The humidity I have been told for ducks and geese is about 65-70% for incubation and at least 80% (85 is better) for the hatch.
     
  10. Rach1966

    Rach1966 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 2 black swans and was wondering how your eggs are doing?
     

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