Is My Duck Egg okay??? HELP

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by twentyonepilots, Jan 30, 2017.

  1. twentyonepilots

    twentyonepilots New Egg

    Jan 30, 2017

    I have 2 duck eggs that my sister and I found. They were abandoned and surrounded by other eggs that were cracked and damaged. They were the only survivors. They looked in good condition. We felt bad so we took them in and began researching how to take care of them.

    We don't have an incubator so we did the next best thing and put them in a box with plenty of blankets and placed a heating pad around them for warmth. Not too hot, and not cold either. We went with the temperature suggested online.

    My main concerns are the following:

    What is a duck egg supposed to smell like? I sniffed both of them and they don't smell rotten but they just smell interesting. Not weird or unhealthy smelling like they're rotting- just... different? Not sweet like flowers definitely.

    Also, how can I tell how old the duck eggs are? I would really like to know because I need to plan out the day they might hatch to be prepared.

    Thank you so much in advance [​IMG]
  2. twentyonepilots

    twentyonepilots New Egg

    Jan 30, 2017
    Oh, something I forgot to mention- I have noticed some black faint spots popping up on the shell (internal) and I have seen online that this is normal but I'm unsure. Is it normal? Thanks.
  3. redsix

    redsix Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 14, 2015
    I think your best bet is to candle the eggs to see if they are any good. You should be able to find information on candling in this forum.
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Where did you 'find' them?
    Do you own the ducks, males and females??

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