I'm a candleing newbie but...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by QuackerJackFarms, Oct 9, 2011.

  1. QuackerJackFarms

    QuackerJackFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just candled my duck eggs at the end of Day 3. (Yes, I know I'm early... but I couldn't wait.)

    All I see is really what looks like the yolk and an air sack. Should I not see veins yet?
     
  2. babigyrl22

    babigyrl22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd give it a couple more days. Just to be sure.
     
  3. pete55

    pete55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd try to be patient until day 6, I can sometimes see the embryo at 5 days but its not always certain. Hope you get a good result [​IMG]
     
  4. QuackerJackFarms

    QuackerJackFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the answers guys! I know... I know... Patience. I'm just a little too excited right now. [​IMG] I've never candled before. I've always just waited. So I didn't know really what was normal. It literally looks like the yolk stuck to the side of the egg. I must learn Patience!!!
     
  5. CluckCluck18

    CluckCluck18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm new to hatching and candling, too. It's so hard to be patient, I know. It takes practice to get the hang of it and I would air on the side of caution, especially when it's so early. I learned from the experts on this site that if it doesn't stink or leak, leave it alone.[​IMG]
     
  6. pete55

    pete55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    QuackerJackFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thank you so much! My eggs look like your at day 3. Woo Hoo!
     
  8. QuackerJackFarms

    QuackerJackFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Then so far we're good! No stinkin' and no leakin'.
     

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