Follow my Hatch: Silver Mallards

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by MallardMomx2, May 12, 2019.

  1. MallardMomx2

    MallardMomx2 Songster

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    C7C60186-8170-4F04-87B7-ED0C761C3FEF.jpeg 7BC884A3-9E36-4C5D-97D8-2A2CE7C7BA6B.jpeg C4D9E358-984A-4056-9C25-2B3D3ED44625.jpeg Here we are, as promised! The eggs have been in the incubator for 10 days now and I just finished candling them for the first time. 3/9 seem to be not fertile. 4 eggs are showing veins and one of the little guys was moving all around for us. (All pictures attached are of developing eggs:)) The remaining 2 eggs are not showing progress. I plan on keeping all of them all in the incubator at least until the next candling.
     
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  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    :woot Looking good!!
     
  3. Knighstar679

    Knighstar679 Crowing

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    They look good.
     
  4. MallardMomx2

    MallardMomx2 Songster

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    I’m thinking of candling tonight or tomorrow. I kept all of the eggs in the bator, even ones I didn’t see progressing. The past few days several of the eggs are starting to look like this. I’m assuming rotten? So nervous to toss any since last time I tossed some they were still alive:( Opinions?
     

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  5. Knighstar679

    Knighstar679 Crowing

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    If you see veins leave them. If you’re near day 14 and there are no veins in them I would toss if they are starting to discoloring that visibly
     
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    Ended up candling tonight because I couldn’t handle the suspense:barnie 3 of the little (hopefully) ladies were developing and moving all around for me. Though I wish all 9 were developing, I’m excited and very hopeful for my 3:thumbsup
     

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  7. Knighstar679

    Knighstar679 Crowing

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    It’s hard not to candle and see where the little babies are in their development. I am such a junky for Candling it is sad, but exciting at the same time.

    Congrats on the development on your little egglets!
     
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  8. MallardMomx2

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    Isn’t that the truth!! There’s absolutely nothing cooler than seeing the little embryos moving around. I see people who candle every day up until lockdown so I suppose 2 times half way through the process isn’t too bad...though my patience is running thin :lol:
     
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    Knighstar679 Crowing

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    I am a person who candles everyday until I see an internal pip. I am so bad. But it is so cool to see an empty egg fill with life.
     
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  10. MallardMomx2

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    I couldn’t agree more! Has candling daily ever seemed to have a negative impact on your hatch rate? That’s my biggest fear.
     

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