Duck Eggs on Day 7, Questions...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SterlingAcres, Aug 15, 2008.

  1. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    These are Pekin/Mallard mixes and had an awful trip up from AL. They're now on Day 7 and I'm wondering what I should be seeing while candling. I know they develop slower, but I have 3 semi clears, 1 blood ring looking thing and one that's a darker cloudy with possibly some veining. That was just shining a flashlight onto then while turning, I haven't taken them out to candle.

    I've searched online and I keep finding chicken and turkey embryo development pages, but nothing on ducks, believe it or not.

    Would anyone happen to have pictures of dead and live duckling embryos at Day 7ish? [​IMG]

    Thanks so much.
     
  2. mahsmaj

    mahsmaj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am wanting to know the same thing. My ducks are possibly sitting on eggs and I need to know what they should look like after about a week...
     
  3. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Quote:Oooh congrats [​IMG] I hope we get an answer.
     
  4. mahsmaj

    mahsmaj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! me tooo!!!
     
  5. CindyS

    CindyS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    day 7 you should see a little red spider with veins going out all around. Actually duck eggs are easier to candle than chicken, the shells are more easy to see through.
     
  6. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Quote:I've found turkey embryo pix that were half the size of a chicken embryo at 7 days. Shouldn't ducks be smaller and harder to see as well? I know the shells are thinner, but it should be like candling a thin shelled chicken egg on day 3, shouldn't it?
     

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