First time hatching duck eggs question

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

  1. Doulos

    Doulos Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 4, 2016
    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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