Candling egg question

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by agregg15, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. agregg15

    agregg15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I found 3 eggs under the coop today and I candled them and 2 were infertile, but there was 1 that has a black sphere that moves around freely when I turn it. I also water tested it and it was fresh. I would take a picture, but it would be difficult since it moves to quickly. Are there any ideas on what the black sphere is?
     
  2. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is a broody sitting on them? The one that is questionible, is infertile. Died. Rotten. (whatever you call it lol) I would throw it out...
     
  3. agregg15

    agregg15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's fresh (it was probably laid yesterday or today) so I don't see how it could be rotten. I have found a nest that had 3 mallard eggs in it so I wonder if I'm gonna have a broody mallard soon.
     
  4. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, then I have no idea what your talking about haha. You cant tell if eggs are fertile, unless you crack them open.
     
  5. Lute

    Lute Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's the yolk moving around in there.

    Candle a commercial egg and it's easy to see the yolk. Duck yolks are darker than chicken yolks.
     
  6. agregg15

    agregg15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's definitely not the yolk because it's just a little bigger than the size of a pea.
     
  7. duck15

    duck15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    its a bacteria because you said it was laid yesterday or today and its already a little bit bigger than a pea
    if it was laid yesterday or today you would see something very small smaller than a pea
     
  8. agregg15

    agregg15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I never knew that there could be a bacterial infestation at this early after it was laid. Thanks :) I'll be sure to get rid of it ASAP.
     

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