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incubation/candling question

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by duck15, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. duck15

    duck15 Chirping

    Jul 12, 2011
    Philippines Makati
    how do you know if an 19 day old duck egg is dead because i cannot see anything
    there are few veins but very small and im not sure if the embryo is moving or is it my eyes
    i didnt turn it for 10 hours im so worried

  2. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    If you see veins, then it should be still growing. When an embryo dies, usually a red ring appears. Sometimes when you rock an egg back and forth and the yolk just sloshes back and forth, that is usually not good. Give the egg more time, make sure there is no smell and continue turning. Good luck. :thumbsup

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