dark spots...no movement???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MrsWright, Dec 15, 2008.

  1. MrsWright

    MrsWright Out Of The Brooder

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    I candled the eggs a few days ago, all of the duck eggs looked great and I could see alot of movement.
    I candled them again tonight, I still see veins but some are hard to see anything I'm guessing because the duck is getting bigger and taking up more space.
    But....I also notices several small dark spot forming inside the eggs that do not have movement, maybe the ducky is just pooping already??? (so I am telling myself:lol:)[​IMG]
    I did see a couple that were still moving actively, but the majority of them look as if they all have the same dark spots inside scattered around. Should I wait? Should I throw them out, do I risk it spreading to the other eggs? Are they already contaminated?
     
  2. flamingauburnmustang

    flamingauburnmustang Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wish I could help, but gee, I'm clueless.... [​IMG]

    Maybe, just candle them everyday and take note of the slightest changes.

    Let us know how it goes.

    Good luck! [​IMG]
     
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    What day of incubation are you on?
     
  4. jimnjay

    jimnjay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know much about ducks but I quite often am unable to see movement in chickens after day 14. As the egg fills up their movement is harder to detect. Probably the same with anything that is starting to fill the shell.
     
  5. MrsWright

    MrsWright Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh I forgot to post what day of incubation I'm on.
    This is day 19. I did see one of the ducklings moving a bit even though it had the spots inside. The spots look almost like blood clots on the veins. I hope that they are all okay.
     
  6. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    By day 19 the eggs should be more solid as the duckling is forming and filling out the contents. You should be seeing a more solid dak mass filling the eggs.

    If you are seeing spots in your eggs those maybe quitters at this point.
     
  7. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Quote:I have no clue what you mean.
     
  8. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    By day 19 the duckling should pretty much fill up the egg. Typically you won't see the veins as prominently now because the egg should be pretty much dark throughout. If you are seeing small black spots and an otherwise clear eggs, they may be quitters. BUT, if you are still seeing veins...DON"T THROW THEM OUT!!! Just keep them in the incubator until a few days after the rest hatch...unless they start weeping or stinking.
     
  9. MrsWright

    MrsWright Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, I can see veins in all of them still! Most of the eggs are dark masses with a pretty big air pocket at the top and some look as if they are kinda empty at the bottom with the middle of the egg filled. There is no weeping or stinking. So I will leave them and hope for the best.

    Thanks every1
     

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