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Is this embryo dead :( PLEASE HELP

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by lucysducks11, Dec 18, 2016.

  1. lucysducks11

    lucysducks11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm on day 16 of incubation, candled the eggs (mallards) all look great except this one:(
    No movement or growth..has the hatchling died? How can I tell? Please someone help [​IMG]
     
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Since there is no movement, and with the shape of embryo, I would suspect that the embryo is dead. However, I would wait a few more days before removing the egg, just to be sure you aren't accidentally killing a live embryo.
     
  3. lucysducks11

    lucysducks11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm pretty sure this was my egg that had a double embryo , all the other eggs are great minus this one. I didn't want to candle it to long, I don't see a blood ring and the veins still look good so idk.. I'm sure it's died but I'm going to wait a few days before I decide what to do
     
  4. lucysducks11

    lucysducks11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just candled again and actually both embryos had movement, not much but they are not dead. Two very obvious separate ducklings, I hope that they beat the odds against them.
     
  5. bydhatch

    bydhatch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aww! Rooting for you!
    I would say just compare the eggs and use your better judgement through the process! Use a dark bathroom and make it warm and humid so you don't have to worry about the eggs being out too long.
     
  6. lucysducks11

    lucysducks11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We will see how this goes.. :)
     

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