Duck eggs

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by mekasmom, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. mekasmom

    mekasmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My electricity went out last Wed night around 12:30, and didn't return on until after 8am Thurs. I have over 4dozen duck eggs in the incubator. I know duck eggs are more forgiving than any other bird egg. Should I just pitch them or wait it out? They have two more weeks to go.
     
  2. AhBee01

    AhBee01 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2007
    yo. ohio
    You could always candle and see how they are doing. I don't have a propre answer for you as I never incubated before. Keep us posted.
     
  3. goosedragon

    goosedragon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2009
    Central NC
    Quote:How big was the incubator and was it located in a warm or cold place? Big incubators in warm spaces cool off slower. I would candle all the eggs and toss the dead ones because they will start to rot and that could kill more. You may be surprised how many are OK but might hatch later than you expect.~gd
     
  4. mekasmom

    mekasmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It holds just over 4doz eggs and was filled to capacity.

    I have no idea how to candle. How do you tell if they are dead? I know how to candle before you put them in to look for a fertile spot, but I have never bothered them during the incubation. Do you see movement?
     

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