Is it a dud?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by truckerswife, Aug 12, 2008.

  1. truckerswife

    truckerswife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My muscovy is setting on 2 eggs. We are on day 23 ....I candled..One egg I could clearly see veins a black mass about 1/3 of egg and movement! The other egg looked 1/2 empty and 1/2 dark. I saw a dark small ring,,,nothing blood colored and nothing moving and it seemed a little liquidy (I did not shake it!).

    What do you think , possibly good or dud?
     
  2. BantyHugger

    BantyHugger Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2008
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    Well you've got 5 more days till hatch time. 1/2 filled is bad, I'd remove it.
     
  3. chickenfanatic

    chickenfanatic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if ur close to hatching why not ride it out see what happens u never know really up to you but i personally would see what happens
     
  4. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    yea i'd leave it in with mama, might as well only a few more days to go might be lucky and get two! [​IMG]
     
  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Muscovy take 35 days. You have a ways to go to hatch. I would leave them and wait.
     
  6. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:Missprissy! where have you been!? LOL I don't even personally know you and I was bummed that you seemingly disapeared for a while LOL! Glad you're back! [​IMG]
     
  7. hatchcrazzzy

    hatchcrazzzy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 8, 2007
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    muscovies take 35 days to hatch let them go for a week and recandle
     

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