Collecting duck eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Kimlaxmom, Apr 6, 2018.

  1. Kimlaxmom

    Kimlaxmom In the Brooder

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    today is day 6 of collecting eggs for hopeful incubation. I have candled day 1 and all I see is air sac at top. Im afraid all 6 are not fertilized. What do I do? Any suggestions?

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  2. The Moonshiner

    The Moonshiner Professional Chicken Tender

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    Put them in incubator and candle in a week.
    You can't tell if an egg is fertile by candling until they've had time to develop some.
     
  3. PotatoWaffles

    PotatoWaffles Songster

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    If you're willing, you can crack open a few of the eggs to check for fertility.

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