Do these sound like quitters?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Cordell, Jan 6, 2010.

  1. Cordell

    Cordell In the Brooder

    Oct 9, 2009
    Fort Worth, Texas
    We started incubating 6 call duck eggs on 12-23. One never developed the other 5 veined. Out of those there are 2 that have dark spots about half the size of a dime that seems to be staying in the same spot the last couple of times we candled and the air sack looks large and not shaped right. The other 3 you can see moving in the shells. Do you think the two with the dark spots are quitters and should we remove them at this point?
    Thanks so much!

  2. Ban seabhag

    Ban seabhag Songster

    Nov 28, 2009
    Glenn HWY Alaska
    The three moving are obviously good. About the others, I never know for sure. I'd leave them in (unless they weep or stink) and when you go to lockdown, candle them again to see what they have done. You'll know then whether they have progressed or not. Its so hard to tell sometimes. I am not as experienced at this as a lot of people, but I have been advised not to give up on the egg too soon.
  3. quailbrain

    quailbrain Songster

    Mar 26, 2009
    I never give up if there is any question cause I'm too optimistic. SOunds like you have some movement and that's always a good sign!

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