Fertile: yes or no?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Quackers08, Jun 4, 2012.

  1. Quackers08

    Quackers08 Chirping

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    Can someone help me out please and tell me if my egg is fertile? I'm not too sure if this is what i should be looking for...
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  2. hdowden

    hdowden Crowing

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    have you been incubating this egg?
     
  3. Quackers08

    Quackers08 Chirping

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    been under my duck
     
  4. hdowden

    hdowden Crowing

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    for how long it looks like theres a baby inside and getting close to hatching
     
  5. Quackers08

    Quackers08 Chirping

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    ooo! :D 16 days today
     
  6. hdowden

    hdowden Crowing

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    at 16 days if it was infertile and growing icky you would still be able to see through it and since you basicly can only see were the air cell is i would say yes you have a baby in that there egg :)
     
  7. Quackers08

    Quackers08 Chirping

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    aww yay! So how long do you think this egg has left until it hatches? They all pretty much look the same inside the egg:
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  8. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    At day 16 you should (when you candle shining the light from the TOP (fat end)) see a baby moving around very easily inside the egg. Go in a dark room to look. If you can't see a defined baby floating and moving (place egg pointy end down in a carton to avoid your hand causing motion) then it is not growing.

    I would be concerned it was so dark and full at day 16.
     
  9. Quackers08

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    So what could be happening with my eggs? They all pretty much look like this. She rarely comes off her eggs, could this contribute to anything? Bit worried now :/
     
  10. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    I am just suggesting you look at them better to determine where they are in development or not. The photos you shared don't show anything that have me saying yes I see a fertile egg.
     

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