First time hatching duck eggs question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Doulos, Aug 1, 2016.

  1. Doulos

    Doulos Out Of The Brooder

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    So, it's day 14 and all the eggs look healthy except one. When I candled, I noticed one egg had a cracked shell, and while the other eggs are red, this one is much darker (almost black) and I can't really see if anything is alive. There seems to be a small air pocket developing. It has definitely changed since day 7. I would post a picture, but I can't get my phone to take good quality pics. I'm just wondering if that egg just has a bunch of bacteria inside. Should I remove the egg or let it stay? My main concern is contaminating the other eggs.
     

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