Egg question

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by crc310, Sep 23, 2018.

  1. crc310

    crc310 Songster

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    Broody mom duck is on a nest. There are a few eggs that look odd, thin? She has been sitting 1-3 weeks? Long story... do they look like they are about to hatch or bust cuz they r bad? (First pic was from last week with 11. Today’s pic has 13).
     

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  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    The ones with red arrows look like they might be bad, but do like @Sally Sunshine suggested and candle them before you toss them.
     
  3. crc310

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    Oops, added, they are duck:) Thanks! Wasn’t sure if it was something that could be figured out by looking at them. This was unexpected and we didn’t want ducklings but here are the eggs! Lol I will have to see if the flashlight I have a strong enough to candle...
     
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  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    Duck eggs are pretty easy to candle. Does your cell phone have a flashlight app?
     
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  5. crc310

    crc310 Songster

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    Yes but OCD and germaphobe I have a little LED flashlight I tried before but wasn’t sure what it should look like. Should do the trick.
     
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  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    These two also look a little iffy:
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  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    Can you post pictures of you candling them?
     
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  8. crc310

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    This is the best I could do juggling things! Lol
    These 2 are examples of the normal looking ones, they have veins.
     

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    The 3 funny looking ones are mottled. Not seeing veins... assuming they are bad...
     

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