EGG help?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by capemuscovies, Feb 21, 2017.

  1. capemuscovies

    capemuscovies Just Hatched

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    Long story short, I found a Muskovy duck egg on the pavement and took it home after the mother rejected it. The egg has been doing great for about three days now in my homemade incubator; wiggling, growing etc.

    My problem is that I believe she may be a twin egg or double yolker. I can provide pictures, but upon candling this morning the egg seem to have two different tiny lifeforms. They wiggled around pretty independently, but I could possibly be seeing the body and head as one of the blobs was darker than the other ( even though I'm sure the neck could NOT stretch as far as to seemingly separate the blobs)?

    Any advice? I am very new to hatching eggs; I have never done it before, though I have loved birds for my whole life.

    :) thank you for the help!
     
  2. dotknott

    dotknott Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Double yolkers are notoriously difficult! They generally hatch earlier than single yolkers, and struggle with mis-pips at hatch since both ducklings rarely manage to get into position to internally pip.

    I wish I had good advice, but since most of the process is hands off I don't know that there is much that can be done until it's time to assist @ hatch.
     

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