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Candling Muscovy Duck eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by pinknose, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. pinknose

    pinknose In the Brooder

    Jun 8, 2011
    I candled the 8 eggs that I put under my broody hen yesterday. That was day 11. I see lots of veins, and in some I can even see the embryo moving. I was just wondering if someone could answer my question about the air sacs. On a few of them that I couldn't see movement the air sacs were really loose, and would move slightly when I turned the egg around. I didn't find that in the eggs with the moving embryos, so I was wondering what does a really loose air sac mean? Thanks!

  2. La Mike

    La Mike (Always Slightly Off)

    Nov 20, 2009
    Probaly bad eggs but wouldnt toss them yet [​IMG]
  3. FeatheredObsessions

    FeatheredObsessions Songster

    May 24, 2010
    Sounds like the air cell has been broken. They probably wont hatch but give them a few days and check their progress but at 11 days you probably would have seen something.
  4. coffeepheasant

    coffeepheasant In the Brooder

    Jun 19, 2011
    I bought 1o eggs off ebay, and i candled them on day 14 and everyone had the loose air sacs. i just left them and 20 days later 5 have hatched [​IMG] . so i wouldn't worry just leave them.

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