Egg candling-is this one dead?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by naturemom, Jun 6, 2008.

  1. naturemom

    naturemom Songster

    May 28, 2007
    northern IL
    My duck eggs are on day 14 today. I started with 6. Tossed 3 on day 9 because they had blood rings. 2 days ago when I candled the remaining 3 I could see movement in 2 of them and veins but no movement in the 3rd. Candled them again today and saw movement in that one and one other one, but one of the ones that was moving on wednesday is not today, and I can't see a lot of veins, either. I'm thinking it's dead, but I don't want to chuck it until I'm sure. On the other hand, I don't want it to rot and explode all over the other 2.
  2. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

    Dec 25, 2007
    Chaparral, New Mexico
    Give it a few days is what I would do. If it doesn't smell it isn't rotten and you could toss a baby. Check it again in 3 or 4 days and see what it looks like. My duck eggs tend to have less movement than the chicken eggs do.

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