Duck egg, is it alive?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by sarahmf, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. sarahmf

    sarahmf New Egg

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    Here are pics of one of my duck eggs. im new to this and i am not sure what im seeing when i candle the eggs. Is this a good sign of growth? The collage is going from day 4 or 5 days down to the first day.
     
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  2. fowl farm

    fowl farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You won't really be able to see anything until day 9.
     
  3. sarahmf

    sarahmf New Egg

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    Oh, ok, thanks for responding :) I will try and post pics again tomorrow, which will be day 9.
     
  4. sarahmf

    sarahmf New Egg

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    Also, I rescued the eggs and I don't know what breed they are. I'm in central Texas and I've seen a variety of breeds around. My concern is, when they get to 25 days, if I stop turning, will it be bad for the eggs if they are Muscovy eggs? Because I know they take longer to hatch. I know I have a while before they reach that point, but I'd just like to know.
     
  5. fowl farm

    fowl farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmm, that's tricky. How did you find them? Where? Have you seen some ducks visiting the spot you got them from? You should search different kinds of eggs and how to tell them apart. As for hurting them, I've no clue.
     
  6. sarahmf

    sarahmf New Egg

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    Well they were actually in a creek, which I know may mean that they may have drowned, but im giving them a chance anyway. They appear to have been thrown, I found broken ones scattered nearby as well. Anyway the creek has pretty much every kind of duck and even some geese that live there. I've tried to see if I can identify them, but because they're just a generic off white color, I don't think I'll be able to identify the eggs.
     
  7. sarahmf

    sarahmf New Egg

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    Here is one of the eggs on day 9. It's not a great pic. The air cell has been growing but I don't see veins. Is it alive? [​IMG]
     
  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I'm thinking you'd be seeing something similar to this if it was. [​IMG]this is taken from Celtic Oaks farm.
     
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  9. sarahmf

    sarahmf New Egg

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    Yeah that's what I was thinking. I'll give it more time just in case though.
     

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