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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by hereachick, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. hereachick

    hereachick In the Brooder

    I was wondering should I candled my ducks eggs shes been setting for awhile and there doesn't seem to be much progress my other duck has already hatched hers but she's inside coop.And how do you candle? Will it disturb her eggs any?
  2. arlee453

    arlee453 Songster

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    here's a good page all about candling eggs:


    The pics there are chicken eggs, but it's the same concept for ducks - just keep in mind the development is slower for a duck than a chicken, so the pics won't match up date wise, etc.

    It won't hurt the eggs, but will probably annoy the mamma duck... [​IMG]
  3. chickenfanatic

    chickenfanatic Songster

    Jul 19, 2008
    deming new mexico
    candling doesnt hurt but i find an l.e.d light works best brighter than most and less heat equals better candling and better for the egg hope this helps a lil bit:) let us know what u find
  4. hereachick

    hereachick In the Brooder

    Hi -Thanks for the info! The site too was a big help. I think I see a large black spot in at least 2 eggs, not sure if it's a duck or not but, she still wants to set on them and she' been setting for quite awhile now so maybe it is a duck. Someone had told me they know instinctively whether a egg will hatch or not.I guess I should just relax and let her do what comes naturally but, I want her to hatch them now,I'm tired of waiting.I'll try to candle somemore tomorrow my duck was kinda mad at me when I took the 2 eggs so was her partner he tried to nip me!

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