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duck eggs incubation day 5 dud?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jjtrucker, Dec 26, 2014.

  1. jjtrucker

    jjtrucker In the Brooder

    Dec 23, 2014
    I have some duck eggs that have been incubating for 5 days. When I candled the eggs they were clear aside from the where the yolk is. I couldn't see any veins or anything else. Are they a dud or should I leave them in a little longer before tossing?
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    I would leave them in the incubator longer especially as they are duck eggs with a longer incubation period than chicken eggs. Sometimes the development can't be seen at the first candling but then can be seen at the second. I've had questionable eggs before that I wasn't sure about but left them in and then seen good development at the next candling. If I hadn't left them I would have thrown away good viable eggs.
  3. Lalegid

    Lalegid Chirping

    Oct 26, 2014
    I would say leave them, candle again in a week's time :) By then you should see some pretty definite growth.
  4. jjtrucker

    jjtrucker In the Brooder

    Dec 23, 2014
    Ok thank you I'll leave them and cross my fingers.

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