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candling/hatching question

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by tbevans, Oct 25, 2015.

  1. tbevans

    tbevans Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok thanks! I gave it the benefit of the doubt and left it in there. This morning when I went to turn the eggs, the smell was way worse, so much worse I gagged! Lol so I decided it was time to take it out. Sad to lose one but thankful I still have 3!
     
  2. tbevans

    tbevans Out Of The Brooder

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    This morning when I candled I didn't see movement in 2 of the 3 eggs I have left. All 3 of the eggs look different when I candled. The 3rd egg has major movement and the embryo looks larger. The other 2 look different. Can someone please tell me what you think? sorry for so many post and questions.

    Egg #1-no movement
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    Egg #2-no movement
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    Egg #3-major movement
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  3. Orca5094

    Orca5094 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's hard to say from just these pics, but I would leave them all in for now and see how they look at next candling. They do sleep alot as embryos and sometimes don't move when candled, but the next time they'll be awake and swimming away. It's also possible they could have died of course, but don't lose hope just yet! After all they've been through it would be a real shame to lose them now, but at least you do have the one that is still looking good. I'll keep my fingers crossed for these other two!
     
  4. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds Premium Member

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    Yep, I agree with Orca 100%
     
  5. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This morning when I candled I didn't see movement in 2 of the 3 eggs I have left. All 3 of the eggs look different when I candled. The 3rd egg has major movement and the embryo looks larger. The other 2 look different. Can someone please tell me what you think? sorry for so many post and questions.

    Do not be sorry about the number of posts. We learn as we try to help. What you post may help someone else. Keep posting. Considering what these eggs have gone through I am amazed that any show movement. Like the others have posted, leave the eggs in the incubator and hope for the best. Good luck.
     
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2015
  6. tbevans

    tbevans Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone! I put them back this morning and I'm praying they move next time I candle!
     
  7. tbevans

    tbevans Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm pretty excited and have to share...my mallard started laying again! :) I cracked it (I know I shouldn't...) but I just had to know if it was fertile!


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    I'm thinking it's a no, correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't the first few duds??
     
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2015
  8. andreak45

    andreak45 New Egg

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    I wanted to let y'all know that this was a helpful forum. I'm the duck mom of a Cayuga and Peking duck. Goose, my Peking duck was vented by the vet and started laying 9 days ago. I'm not sure if Henry, my Cayuga is a drake or hen, but I bring them in every night and it sounds as if there is some hanky panky going on at night and Goose has some hair missing from her neck. Because of this forum I will candle the eggs and let you all know. Thanks again!
     
  9. andreak45

    andreak45 New Egg

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    We lost an egg. I'm not sure what happened, but it was broken when I went to let them out. The other 8 are clear when I candled them. There were 2 that kind of looked like there was a yoke inside, but I'm not sure. [​IMG]
     
  10. Orca5094

    Orca5094 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That looks like a bullseye to me, so it does appear to be fertile. It would just be a tiny white dot if it were infertile. The first few are not duds, they can absolutely be fertile. I checked both of my Cayuga girls' first few eggs this past Spring and all were fertile.
     

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