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First time egg hatcher! Need help!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by mummyof4, Mar 16, 2016.

  1. mummyof4

    mummyof4 New Egg

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    I currently have 4 eggs in the incubator.
    We are on day 7, I've just candled them....
    2 eggs I can quite clearly see the red veins, 1 seems to be a floating yolk (should I dump this one?) and the 4th one all I can see is a dark patch at the back of the egg but I can't work anything out if I turn the egg round (do I dump this one?)

    I've been searching online and can find plenty of photos of 'good' eggs but no photos of 'bad' eggs so I don't know :/

    Thank you
     
  2. JetCat

    JetCat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if they don't smell bad, don't toss anything till day 18 unless you need the space.
     
  3. mummyof4

    mummyof4 New Egg

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    No they don't smell at all. If I leave them in and they are bad will they harm the 2 developing eggs?
     
  4. JetCat

    JetCat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no, you will smell a bad egg well before it's a problem.
     
  5. Bryam

    Bryam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Umm, if the egg is clear throw it out. Don't leave it in the incubator to contaminate the other eggs.
     
  6. JetCat

    JetCat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    there's nothing to contaminate, a clean infertile egg can stay in the incubator without any problems at all.
     
  7. mummyof4

    mummyof4 New Egg

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    UPDATE:

    The 2 eggs that had the veins seem to have really developed overnight [​IMG] Either that or they have just become more visible. I can quite clearly see a dark shape with the red veins coming off in both eggs and I think I saw a heartbeat or some kind of movement in one of them. Is that possible this early?

    The floating yolk egg is still the same so I'm guessing infertile.

    The 4th egg i still can't work out what is going on in there, I'm sure I can see something hiding in there but can't be 100% sure.

    Fingers crossed the first 2 eggs continue to develop [​IMG]
     
  8. Saker1

    Saker1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Good luck with your incubated eggs, ive never used an incubator, I always let the mum duck sit and raise the ducklings herself, so I wouldn't know much about brooders, hopeful you'll get some ducklings!
     
  9. buff goose guy

    buff goose guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Last edited: Mar 18, 2016
  10. JetCat

    JetCat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's about the silliest thing I've read today, thanks for the laugh.
     

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