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fertile, but is it dead?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by StitchMyStars6, Dec 16, 2013.

  1. StitchMyStars6

    StitchMyStars6 Chirping

    Oct 3, 2013
    middle river, md
    So far, I'm up to 15 fertile eggs (starting from Dec 1st), but I'm wondering if one of them (#17 laid on 12/2) had died in the egg?... it's shown good progress, along with all the other eggs, but when i candled it today, it seemed like it was a stand still.... I can't get a good enough pic, but it looks rather blotchy/thick/cloudy and not so veiny inside. In fact, for a while, I thought it was twins!
    Should I maybe wait a day or two to check it incase it is still alive? Poor thing :/

  2. HollyDuckFarmer

    HollyDuckFarmer Songster

    Jun 30, 2012
    LP Michigan
    I leave all the eggs alone unless they stink or become discolored. Hatch rates are always better when I leave them alone.
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