Do ducks know if they're sitting on dead in shell eggs

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by beefysBFF5, Jan 17, 2017.

  1. beefysBFF5

    beefysBFF5 New Egg

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    My indian runner duck is just about to hatch out three eggs but I think they're all dead in the shell. Does she know if they'd be dead and would she ditch the nest or would she go the full term and then get rid of them? They were almost fully grown but it's really hot here so I don't know if that is why they would die?
     
  2. NathanZee

    NathanZee Chillin' With My Peeps

    She might know, but it's quite likely she has no idea. Maybe you could candle them to be sure that they aren't living? Yes, they might have overheated. [​IMG]
     
  3. beefysBFF5

    beefysBFF5 New Egg

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    I did candle them and it looks like the membrane is severely detached but also there's weird marks on the inside of the shell...
     

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