Is it or isn't it??

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by MamaDucken, May 24, 2016.

  1. MamaDucken

    MamaDucken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 4 duck eggs that look like this. Are they internally piping or no??
     
  2. MamaDucken

    MamaDucken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are shadows in the air bubble. Thats why im asking
     
  3. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd say no, if they are at a point where you think they should be internally pipping, I don't think those are viable any longer. I'd expect the egg to have more dark area where the duckling is, not just a blob at the bottom of the egg. Does that blob move depending on how you hold the egg?

    This is what your egg should look like as you candle them
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  4. dotknott

    dotknott Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My guess is that you're right around day 24?
     
  5. MamaDucken

    MamaDucken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you
     
  6. MamaDucken

    MamaDucken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They have 6 days left in the incubator. All ducklings are moving around in the eggs. Just these four have this shadow. Im not sure why though.
     
  7. Kroelies

    Kroelies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My eggs had that too, I think it's the head altough it can be another body part as well. My ducklings pipped early and chirped at day 25
     
  8. dotknott

    dotknott Chillin' With My Peeps

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    6 days left, so day 22? I wasn't too far off.. The duckling is pushing up against the air cell.

    The movement question wasn't answered. Is there movement when you candle?

    It's a bigger than I would expect shadow for day 22, but I'd hold out hope for movement still.
     
  9. MamaDucken

    MamaDucken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay. Thank you. Yes there is movement during candling. I talk to them and they move around. Im hoping they all hatch successfully. This is my first hatch.
     

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