Help with ducks eggs!?!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ForeverSunshine, Jun 5, 2012.

  1. ForeverSunshine

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    I've been trying to get a hold of a few of Alexis's eggs that she's been sitting on for a while. (If you've read any of my other posts about her and her eggs, you should know pretty much what my problem is.) She's been sitting on them for a while now, and I was worried that the eggs were no good. They didn't stink, but no babies yet either. So, anyways, she finally left her nest for quick swim and I snatched 5 eggs. [​IMG] I took them to a very dark room and "candled" them with a bright flashlight.
    Here's what happened with each:

    1st Egg: Dark blob that moved on it's own. I have hope for that one. [​IMG] Lots of veining.
    2nd Egg: It was really covered in crud, so I didn't get a clear view, but I did see veins.
    3rd Egg: This one looked like it had a huge dark yolk. It was round, like a yolk. And again, veins.
    4rth Egg: This one had a tiny little dot that moved on it's own. Veins.
    5th Egg: I did this one quickly, and I don't remember it that well, but I know it had veins, and I believe there was two round white dots right next to each other. They kinda looked like the way things turn out in a microscope. I don't think they moved, though.

    What do you guys think? This is the first time I've ever done this, so I don't know what's what. If you have any idea what these might mean, PLEASE post! I need help. I've been so worried that they'll never hatch. [​IMG]

    Thanks, guys!
     
  2. cskotek

    cskotek Songster

    Id sit it out and patiently wait. Do you know how long its been?
     
  3. ForeverSunshine

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    I don't. I didn't put it on the calender when she started sitting. :-(
     
  4. cskotek

    cskotek Songster

    Well, then id just wait it out. If they end up not making it she will probably get off the nest and ignore them. Id just watch for that behavoir.
     
  5. ForeverSunshine

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    She certainly hasn't ignored them yet....Thanks for the advice, though I will have an impossible time waiting even LONGER! [​IMG]
     
  6. cskotek

    cskotek Songster

    Its not so bad. The outcome should be good for a long wait!
     
  7. ForeverSunshine

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    Oh, I have no doubt that they'll be more than worth it....It's just that I fear they're already overdue.
     
  8. cskotek

    cskotek Songster

    I wouldnt worry. 28-32 days is about normal.
     
  9. CelticOaksFarm

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    From your descriptions they are far from being over due.
     
  10. ForeverSunshine

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    I'll keep that in mind. She's either a month today, or she's a few days past a month, so I'm expecting any day now, and searching the computer constantly to see if I've gotten any new advice with her. [​IMG]
     

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