Ducks laying eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by YarrrgotheMeast, Jan 16, 2014.

  1. YarrrgotheMeast

    YarrrgotheMeast Out Of The Brooder

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    My ducks just laid their first egg. Don't know what to do. I took it inside and there is a light on it now and ive turned it, but how do i know whether its living or not? How do i know if its yolked? I've candled it but not exactly sure how to know from candling. Need help.
     
  2. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Overrun With Chickens

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    So are you trying to incubate it?
     
  3. YarrrgotheMeast

    YarrrgotheMeast Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG]Look for white circle on right

    [​IMG]What is that white circle on right?

    [​IMG]Whole egg

    [​IMG]White circle again

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    yes, but don't know if its dead, alive, or a yolked egg. I need help!
     
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2014
  4. YarrrgotheMeast

    YarrrgotheMeast Out Of The Brooder

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    They laid another one.:yiipchick
     
  5. TwinArrowsFarm

    TwinArrowsFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think that's the air cell your talking about. There is no way to tell if it's fertile without either breaking it open or incubating it. I would go ahead and incubate and you'll know if it's fertile once it starts veining.
     
  6. YarrrgotheMeast

    YarrrgotheMeast Out Of The Brooder

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    I got a third egg, time to check for more.
     

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