I can see the air cell without candling!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by RaisinPaw, Jun 20, 2019.

  1. RaisinPaw

    RaisinPaw In the Brooder

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    Check out this duck egg! Its day 24, so almost lockdown, and it definitely didnt look like that last night. I'm sure that means internal pip, but anyone see anything like that before without even candling? I was curious so I candled and saw the duckling moving around, and confirmed internal pip. I also saw in another area of the egg, a small bit of blood (like, red) looked like a blood vessel tore a bit. I candled the other ducks and most have internally pipped but none quite so.. visibly.
     

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  2. Mixed flock enthusiast

    Mixed flock enthusiast Crowing

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    Interesting, Raisinpaw! I don’t know what it means except maybe some of the blood or fluid leaked into the air cell, darkening it? Maybe someone else will happen along and know more...:pop
     
  3. HuffleClaw

    HuffleClaw QUACK!

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    That’s what happens when the ducklings die in the Shell. :oops: That’s my experience though... good luck! :D
     
  4. Mixed flock enthusiast

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    She said that she candled and saw movement though...:confused:
     
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  5. HuffleClaw

    HuffleClaw QUACK!

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    My dead eggs still slosh around
     
  6. RaisinPaw

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    Bummer :/ I did see it moving this morning
     
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  7. Cryss

    Cryss Free Ranging

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    Oh my. Good luck. I really hope its ok.
     
  8. HuffleClaw

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    Oh and by no means was I saying it is indeed dead. Without candling pics / videos I can’t tell. :lol:
     
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  9. Mixed flock enthusiast

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    Well, you said that they are in lockdown? So no decisions to be made... Best of luck with your hatch! Please let us know how it goes! :fl
     
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  10. RaisinPaw

    RaisinPaw In the Brooder

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    Locking down tomorrow. I candled again after turning. No more movement. I actually see a little more blood. I think it's a goner. Oh well. Theres a reason I always set more eggs than I ultimately want!
     

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