Eggs pipped internally 6 days early and now it is turning grey!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by WolfGirlMagic, Nov 9, 2017.

  1. WolfGirlMagic

    WolfGirlMagic Songster

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    I am currently incubating duck eggs and I went to do my final candle before preparing eggs for lock down and 2 eggs pipped into the air cell early(by 6 days!)
    One egg is peeping a little but made no further progress in 2 days. The second egg has started turning grey, almost like it was bruised! I panicked and broke rule number one of not candling after lockdown.(which I did immediately after I noticed them pipped into the air cell) and I candles the bruised egg breifly, and the aircelll is now partly full of yellow fluid! What happened?! Is the duckling still going to hatch? Should I do anything?
    This is my first time incubating duck eggs.
    These are the best pictures i could get of the bruised egg. 1510281761016885956913015294064.jpg IMG_20171108_171821.jpg 1510281761016885956913015294064.jpg
     
  2. mesafox101

    mesafox101 Chirping

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    im sorry i think it may be dead
     
  3. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Crowing

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    Duck eggs darken when the chicks are close to a hatch, The feathers can be darker then the egg shell.
     
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  4. twisted-acres-farm

    twisted-acres-farm Maiah and daughter dob aug 2, 2017

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    @Nyla she might know she keeps and hatches ducks
     
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  5. WolfGirlMagic

    WolfGirlMagic Songster

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    They are Pekin Ducklings, would their yellow feathers still do that?
     
  6. WolfGirlMagic

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    If it is dead, it won't effect the others hatching if I leave it in will it?
     
  7. WolfGirlMagic

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    Thanks!
     
  8. Nyla

    Nyla Crowing

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    I was just reading this when you tagged me! LOL

    The grey or bruised looking one is a rotten egg. Also which breed are you incubating? High temps tend to cause fast development. Normal mallard derived ducks take 28 days to hatch while Muscovy eggs take 35 days.

     
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  9. Nyla

    Nyla Crowing

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    Rooten eggs can affect other eggs in incubator. They admit orders and bacteria. It's best to take it out. Becareful!! When eggs are grey they might bursts!
     
  10. twisted-acres-farm

    twisted-acres-farm Maiah and daughter dob aug 2, 2017

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    Your welcome and glad I could get an eggspert to help out.
     
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