duckling growing unside in egg

aurimilky

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I got 5 duck eggs in a incubator that are on on day 21. I candled my 12 duck eggs last night and removed 7 of them, due to being dead or infratel.

Now I noticed that one of my ducklings is growing upside down in the egg. Did I place the egg the wrong way up?

I know that it is still a live as it is reacting to light coming from my candler torch. It is moving its beak.

Would it be best for my to put the egg the other way up?
 

slordaz

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sorry never incubated duck eggs, I would try it now if your going to though as they are getting close to hatching, also mark it so you know to watch it for possibly needing to assist, and read up on assisting a duck outta the egg and the duck experts should chime in soon
 

aurimilky

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sorry never incubated duck eggs, I would try it now if your going to though as they are getting close to hatching, also mark it so you know to watch it for possibly needing to assist, and read up on assisting a duck outta the egg and the duck experts should chime in soon

Okay will do and Thanks

@WVduckchick can probably help she has hatched many ducklings.

Okay thanks
 

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Is the air cell on the small end?

Either way, its usually advised to lay the eggs on their side for hatching (final three days), with the lowest side of the air cell dip on top.
The duckling still has time to turn, and get into proper position.

This is what I mean by laying on their side with the lowest side of the dip on top:
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aurimilky

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Is the air cell on the small end?

I am not sure yet. I check once it gets dark later on.

Either way, its usually advised to lay the eggs on their side for hatching (final three days), with the lowest side of the air cell dip on top.
The duckling still has time to turn, and get into proper position.

Yes it same for chicken eggs too. I was planning to have one of my hens sit on them 21 days ago. but the day I got the egg she stopped being broody.

This is what I mean by laying on their side with the lowest side of the dip on top

Okay did know that. I do that 3 days before hatch day. thanks
 

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