Is this an Embryo ?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BunnyStyles, Oct 14, 2014.

  1. BunnyStyles

    BunnyStyles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was candling my eggs and i came across this one, the thing in red circle was moving as i moved the egg aswell, i was wondering if it could possibly be a embryo? i dont know im new to this stuff
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  2. maranfarmer563

    maranfarmer563 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How many days old are you at
     
  3. BunnyStyles

    BunnyStyles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i actually have no idea sorry probably near 4 days or so idk
     
  4. maranfarmer563

    maranfarmer563 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I always put on calendar,so I know when they hatch.wait a week to candle,should see the veins by then. What kinda eggs are they
     
  5. BunnyStyles

    BunnyStyles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    muscovy duck eggs
     
  6. maranfarmer563

    maranfarmer563 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought it looked big. Ducks take 4 weeks. Good luck,are they under momma or incubator?
     
  7. BunnyStyles

    BunnyStyles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they are under momma :)
     
  8. maranfarmer563

    maranfarmer563 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Muscovy's are great moms
     
  9. BunnyStyles

    BunnyStyles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :) she is going to be a great mother :)
     
  10. Orca5094

    Orca5094 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A little too early to tell for sure, especially for a Muscovy egg. They take 35 days to hatch (versus other duck species who typically take around 28 days). Like maranfarmer suggested, I'd wait about a week and candle again. At that point you'll definitely be able to tell if any are developing.

    Also, you should definitely mark down the day she started incubating (or as close as you can figure) and calculate 35 days from that so you know when to expect little ones. ;)
     

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