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Fertile Eggy Celebration!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Fleecy718, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. Fleecy718

    Fleecy718 Out Of The Brooder

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    Got my first fertile egg from incubating! So excited about it! Can anybody give me some pointers or something? :) SO EXCITED!! IM GONNA BE A GRAMMA![​IMG]
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    [​IMG]. Congrats!
     
  3. Fleecy718

    Fleecy718 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks!! :D Does everything look okay for being 4 days old?
     
  4. Baylor

    Baylor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it looks normal so far - veining is very slight with a small red mass. wait a week before you check on it again and the development will be much greater!
    congrats so far....
     
  5. Fleecy718

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    Should I not candle them every day? (I just get so excited!!)
     
  6. Baylor

    Baylor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I only candle 1 time a week because the more you open the incubator and move around the eggs your adding risks to the development. the biggest risk is in the lockdown period dont open the incubator at all because you will risk shrink wrapping them (i did it so learned my lesson the hard way)
     
  7. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Too much handling can affect fertility. I know its hard ( I just built my first incubator that has chicken eggs in it) but they should be left alone. You won't be able to tell daily so, leave it to normal, weekly or so intervals.
     

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