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Is my egg fertilized

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by wookadile, Oct 3, 2016.

  1. wookadile

    wookadile Hatching

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    I have some Ducks 3 females and 1 drake. My female clover has a nest and I picked up her egg and took them inside. I was curious and put them under my flashlight on my phone and one had this spot in it. I think it may be fertilized but it's probably not. But I would like feedback in case I'm wrong. And I have no experience with telling if eggs are fertilized or not so thanks in advance.[​IMG][/IMG]
     

  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join us here! The dark spot in your egg looks to be the embryo. Do you see any veins spreading out from that dark spot? I'm sure you would like to pop by the duck section too ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/42/ducks
    I'm sure the keepers there would be able to help you too.

    Good luck and enjoy your time here on BYC :frow
     
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - great that you have joined us. As Y/Coop says, the duck experts will be able to confirm.

    Best wishes
    CT
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Hope it's good news [​IMG]
     
  5. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.

    Photo isn't great, but I do think I see an embryo.
     
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

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    Greetings from Kansas and :welcome! Great to have you aboard. Enjoy BYC and happy hatching. :jumpy
     
  7. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hello there and welcome to Backyard chickens! I honestly have no experience incubating or candling eggs, so I will leave that to the experts, but I hope you enjoy BYC and get an answer to your question!
     

  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  9. ninjawesome

    ninjawesome Currently being awesome Premium Member

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    Hi and [​IMG]! We are glad you joined the flock! :)
     

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