Is this normal please? Mallard eggs - worried!

Amandamay

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Hi please can someone help? I’m on day 14 to day 16 with these eggs (first time hatching).
All 7 embryos are growing well, and moving, but have started to develop dark spots (red/black)

is this normal?
Please help I’m getting very attached to the eggs!

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MGG

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Hi please can someone help? I’m on day 14 to day 16 with these eggs (first time hatching).
All 7 embryos are growing well, and moving, but have started to develop dark spots (red/black)

is this normal?
Please help I’m getting very attached to the eggs!

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Is this the pointy end of the eggs?
 

Amandamay

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Is this the pointy end of the eggs?
Hi no it’s the bottom end - mainly on the back of where the embryos are, but all of the embryos are still growing and moving.
Any help appreciated! Thanks!
 

Amandamay

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I’ve taken a couple more pics from the videos I did of them to show a bit more of the egg(s)
The first pic is the embryo and then the second pic is the back Of where the embryo is
 

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MGG

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I’ve taken a couple more pics from the videos I did of them to show a bit more of the egg(s)
The first pic is the embryo and then the second pic is the back Of where the embryo is
Lol! It's ok! Ok, I just wanted to make sure it was what I thought it was. It's embryo goop. Also known as embryo feces, chick wastes, etc. Totally normal. I see it in every one of my eggs. I tried to take a candling pic the other day so it was visible but it sucked. Lol.
 

Amandamay

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I’ve taken a couple more pics from the videos I did of them to show a bit more of the egg(s)
Lol! It's ok! Ok, I just wanted to make sure it was what I thought it was. It's embryo goop. Also known as embryo feces, chick wastes, etc. Totally normal. I see it in every one of my eggs. I tried to take a candling pic the other day so it was visible but it sucked. Lol.
oh thank you thank you that’s made me totally happy ❤️
In that case we have 7 out of 7 eggs growing well at day 14 and day 16. My little boys will be thrilled if they hatch! Thank you X
 

MGG

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I’ve taken a couple more pics from the videos I did of them to show a bit more of the egg(s)

oh thank you thank you that’s made me totally happy ❤
In that case we have 7 out of 7 eggs growing well at day 14 and day 16. My little boys will be thrilled if they hatch! Thank you X
Awesome! They look great to me so far. Keep me posted! Fingers crossed they all hatch.
 

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