First duck eggs

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by abritton77, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. Farmergreen

    Farmergreen Chirping

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    Well hatch of SWD's just started 1 out 4 pipping. Out of 6 eggs.
    20 more due next week. mixed eggs
    23 the week after. mixed eggs
    All OEGB's, Oh any OEGB people on here As soon as I get some new pics I think I'll start a thread
     
  2. Farmergreen

    Farmergreen Chirping

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    Quote:How many days are the eggs? Duck shells are thicker so if the eggs are very old feathers are forming or the beginnings of feathers and may be clouding the heart. As the skelatal frame puts on mass the egg gets darker until sometimes all you can see is the airsack. Watch closely for some movement. Does't hurt to be out a min or two.
     
  3. ItsAZOO32

    ItsAZOO32 Songster

    Mar 6, 2011
    Titusville, Fl.
    The duck eggs are on day 7 only. These are easier to see in than the chicken eggs I have. The dark beating heart today seems to be lighter and when I move and rotate the egg it seems like their is a sac or bubble. This is different then the chick eggs for me. When I rotate and see the "sac" I can still sort of see the dark spot.
     
  4. ItsAZOO32

    ItsAZOO32 Songster

    Mar 6, 2011
    Titusville, Fl.
    Ok I might have been too worried...

    I should stop looking so much [​IMG]

    Here is a pic from just now..

    You can kinda see the eye spot now. PHEW... I have learned my lesson... until tomorrow..[​IMG]

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  5. abritton77

    abritton77 Chirping

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    I candled a couple today and can see some development.
     
  6. Farmergreen

    Farmergreen Chirping

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    Quote:Looks fine. Yeh leav'em alone you'll go nuts otherwise LOL
     
  7. ItsAZOO32

    ItsAZOO32 Songster

    Mar 6, 2011
    Titusville, Fl.
    I can't help it.. I am a science teacher.. it's in my blood to be crazy curious!! [​IMG]

    I promise to stop checking so often.. guess I should start getting my brooder ready for my chicks due next weekend.. WOOT WOOT! I'm sure they will keep me busy for a while. [​IMG]
     
  8. Farmergreen

    Farmergreen Chirping

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    Oop's too late.
    Yeh my Nephew came home telling me about the chicks at school hatching.
    Teacher thought He would be more interested. I guess he figures "seen enough of that"
    We hatched out about 500 eggs last year.
     

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