duck eggs out too long???

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ro.netcmarie, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. ro.netcmarie

    ro.netcmarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how long can you have a duck egg out before you put it i the incubator? have one that i had one on the counter for about 3 weeks before putting it in the bator. is that too long, or should i just throw it out? i candeled it today, has been in for 3 days now, looks like i see some veins. not for sure if it is possible. if the egg was out too long or not. please anyone help!!!
     
  2. From Storeys Guide to Raising Ducks "Ordinarily, the shorter the storage period, the better the hatch, a few eggs that have been held 4 weeks or longer may hatch, but for good results the general rule is not to keep eggs for more than 10 days before setting them."

    LENGTH HATCHABILITY
    OF STORAGE PERCENTAGE
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    1 - 7 days 71
    8 - 14 days 64
    15 - 21 days 47
    22 - 28 days 18
     
  3. ro.netcmarie

    ro.netcmarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tlhanks a bunch!!!! I am hoping for the best [​IMG]. I candeled them yesterday day 3, didn't see anything yet, the tester egg was on the counter longer than the others. the other 4 are very fresh, but i will candle it again maybe wednesday. wish me luck!!!![​IMG]
     
  4. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    I am going to candle on day 6. The longest mine were out was 3 days.
     

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