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First time hatching eggs!!HELP!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by KassyDresel, Mar 16, 2016.

  1. KassyDresel

    KassyDresel New Egg

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    My husband and I found a couple of abandoned Muscovy duck eggs. First off,a month has passed and the eggs still have not hatched and when I candled them one seemed to have dark black spots inside. Is there still hope for these little guys? :(
     
  2. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - I know nothing about ducks, unfortunately, but I'd imagine that after a month they are no longer viable (thats a guess, not a statement of fact). Maybe some duck members can help you out.

    CT
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Flock Master Premium Member

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    It sounds like the embryos died. That could be why the mother abandoned them / or the cause of their death. You could post on the Duck thread and ask professionals.
     
  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! Muscovy can take up to 37 days to hatch. Do you have any idea how long they were incubated for before you found them? How long they were unattended before you got them in an incubator?
    Here is an article on Muscovy that you may find helpful ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/incubating-and-hatching-muscovy-eggs

    Wishing you the very best of luck :fl
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  6. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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  7. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    Yorkshire coop has given you some good information and a great link so I'll just say hello and good luck!
     

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