duck egg hatching

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mandy1252, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. mandy1252

    mandy1252 New Egg

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    Hi i am new to this site. I have 4 chickens one of which went broody, she has been sat on some fertilised duck eggs for the last 4 weeks. One of the ducklings hatched yesterday and is doing well, however the 2 eggs left are showing no signs of hatching, is there any way i can tell if they are alive or not? thanks
     
  2. farmgirlforever18

    farmgirlforever18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i would try candeling them
     
  3. mandy1252

    mandy1252 New Egg

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    what do i look for when doing that i have never done this before!!
     
  4. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    How many days, I think duck eggs take 28 days. if its around the the egg should be fine. unless you keep opening the lid, don't open the lid during lock down you risk other eggs. [​IMG]
     
  5. mandy1252

    mandy1252 New Egg

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    I have read about candeling and had a go, most of the inside of egg looks grey except for a small lighter coloured area on one end, what does this mean?
     
  6. calgal98

    calgal98 Chillin' With My Peeps

    If its mostly dark then it is a chick/duckling in there. Give it a couple more days
     

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