Do I have duck quitters?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by keyt1969, Apr 24, 2011.

  1. keyt1969

    keyt1969 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have had 9 duck eggs in the bator since the 11th. I just candled them and don't see any movement, yet I see development. I had 4 bantam eggs that had a LOT of movement til today. Are they dead? What should I do? I'm new at this!!!
  2. txcarl1258

    txcarl1258 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2010
    I set mine on the 11th as well. Mine are scovies though. I don't see a lot of movement in mine, but there are plenty of veins so I wouldn't worry about it as long as you see veins.
  3. mandelyn

    mandelyn Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 30, 2009
    Mt Repose, OH
    My Coop
    To know if an egg has quit, the coloring seems to change into a less-healthy looking orange all the way through the whites, and the veining gets less crisp and doesn't advance at all, like the existing veins get thicker as they deteriorate. If you're not sure, and the egg isn't "sweating", leave in until the final week, and candle again. If you can see the same thing, it's quit. In the last week, you should see a big black blob that might even kick for you to show movement. They don't always move though.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by