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has anyone seen this before??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Evelle, Nov 21, 2011.

  1. Evelle

    Evelle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2011
    North Idaho
    so today when i turned my duck eggs i candled all of them to see how they are progressing, all of them look really good. im on day 17 i think.
    the last one i looked at had black free floating specks in what was the little bit i could see through the egg. the duckling is active inside. but these black floaties are a cause for concern.
    anyone have this happen? anyone know what it could be?.
    i tryed to take a picture of them but putting the egg down and grabing my camra and picking it back up they dissapeared.
    ill be keeping an eye on this booger for sure.

    thank you
     
  2. abbylane35

    abbylane35 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've never experienced the black spots floating...but would be interesting to hear what other people have to say about it...
     
  3. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 24, 2009
    Mississippi
    sounds like they might be blood vessles. You might be only seeing segment and not the whole vessel.
     
  4. Evelle

    Evelle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2011
    North Idaho
    im not to sure they really look free floating and they where darker then any of the vains that ive seen..
    at first thought i thought it was blood clots.
     
  5. Griffin Nest

    Griffin Nest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OH!!! I'VE HAD THE SAME QUESTION A WHILE AGO!!! That sounds EXACTLY like something I had when I incubated duck eggs. They float around and there's a lot right? It's just chick fluff that fell off. It had nothing to do with the hatch rate. They all hatched out fine and when I checked the eggs it was just specks of fluff. It's fine [​IMG]
     
  6. Evelle

    Evelle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2011
    North Idaho
    are they old enough to have fluff [​IMG]
    when do they start feathering out (ducks) this is my first time doing ducks [​IMG]
    THANK YOU
    yes i saw like 6 scared me it was really really dark not opaqe like a vain.
     
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2011
  7. Griffin Nest

    Griffin Nest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it's perfectly fine. ALL of my eggs had that when it was my first time too. I asked and asked but no one replied with an answer [​IMG] you're lucky! [​IMG]

    Here. this website will be interesting

    http://www.justduckyproject.ca/stages.htm
     
  8. Evelle

    Evelle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2011
    North Idaho
    Quote:YOU ARE A DOLL!!! thank you [​IMG]
    sorry you didnt get answers for the qestion [​IMG] i apprecate you coming to my rescue [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2011
  9. Griffin Nest

    Griffin Nest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no problem [​IMG]
     

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