Duck candling photo journal

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Lapaysannefarm, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. Lapaysannefarm

    Lapaysannefarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Currently I have 5 Mallard duck eggs in my brinsea octogon 20 eco, 3 of the eggs were put in before the other two so they have been developing longer. So I think every time I candle them I will upload some pictures here? :)
    This is the 4th day for the 3 older eggs, and day two for the 2 other eggs. I'll try and candle tonight and upload pictures of both sets.
    When I candled last night Group one ( 3 older eggs) had veins and I saw tiny hearts beating! Kinda surprised at how early the heart had developed tho.I think I had the tempature set to high wich may have caused them to grow quicker!? Anyway group two ( 2 younger eggs) just had darker yolks than the day before.

    Group one day four:
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    group two day two

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    The grey "2" is just pencil
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    Pictures from the 25th,

    Group one day 5 sorry these pictures are not the best, when I candle tonight I'll take the pictures with my better camera!

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    Group two on day 3! Look how much they developed from day 2! On day two all that was visible was a yolk!

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    In the right bottom side is the heart!



    Pictures from November 26th

    I could only get a picture of one of the day 6th eggs sorry!

    So here is the picture of the group one day 6 egg

    I saw movement in one of the group 1 eggs!

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    Here is group two, on day 4:

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    Last edited: Nov 27, 2012
  2. Lapaysannefarm

    Lapaysannefarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. The Chickeneer

    The Chickeneer ~A Morning's Crow~

    Those are some nice pictures. I am going to be setting duck eggs for the first time next week. I hope most of them hatch, those pictures are very helpful.
     
  4. Nike

    Nike Young&Beautiful

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    Awesome pictures! Can't wait to see more!
     
  5. Lapaysannefarm

    Lapaysannefarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you guys! I just updated with pictures I took last night! The group two eggs now have visible hearts, and veins!
     
  6. Lapaysannefarm

    Lapaysannefarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Updated! So excited, these eggs are due the 18th and the 20th of December!
     

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