Duck egg has dark spot ?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by quackcrazy, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. quackcrazy

    quackcrazy In the Brooder

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    What does it mean when a dark spot appears under the shell ?? I can hear the duck but it hasnt pipped yet, is the membrane possible to thick ?? do I need to make a small hole at the dark spot ?? any help would be grateful just dont want the duck to die inside.
     
  2. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    My banty eggs are about to hatch, and they have dark/blueish spots under the surface. I have found it to be the chick- just so big in the little shell. [​IMG]
     
  3. DUccleDude

    DUccleDude Songster

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    If it is meant to hatch it will. Give it time.
     
  4. DUccleDude

    DUccleDude Songster

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    I have East Indie Ducks hatching as I type this. It is probably the bill you are seeing.
     
  5. quackcrazy

    quackcrazy In the Brooder

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    Thanks for the info !!! I havent seen this before and was worried that the membrane was to thick and it was shrink wrapping them Thanks again and will not intervene.
     

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