Mallard Update | Day 15 Candling | Movement & Pictures!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by TheMallardMan, Oct 16, 2014.

  1. TheMallardMan

    TheMallardMan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Today was the Day 15 (Week 2) candling. In my last update, 5/7 of the eggs were fertile, but I left the 2 bad eggs in there just in case they were late bloomers.
    Got really good results in this candling, all 5 of the fertile eggs still had living embryos in them, and some of them were even moving! Here are the pics

    Egg #1
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    This was one of the 2 infertile eggs. Should I just ditch it already?

    Egg #2
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    This one was moving!

    Egg #3
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    Probably my best picture. You can see (what I think is) one of the ducklings legs

    Egg #4
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    This one was a little harder to see

    Egg #5
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    Egg #6
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    This one was a little smaller than the others, that's why I had to hold it here

    Egg #7
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    I'm not even sure if there was a yolk in this one

    Just one question this week, when should I start to mark the air sac? I know you should do this before lock-down so you'll know where they'll pip.

    Stay tuned, week 3 candling pics will come soon, hopefully followed by "The Hatchening"
     
  2. Sustained

    Sustained Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm looking forward to updates! I'm still debating on hatching a few ducklings. I'm sure I will give in sooner or later lol. Egg 1 I personally would toss. It doesn't look like it's had any development and since it's day 15... It looks like an undeveloped yolk to me. And I agree about #7. It doesn't look like it has a yolk in it. Did it look like that all the way around it? I had eggs that didn't develop that looked like that from one side but had a yolk showing on the other. Congrats on seeing movement!! It always excited and fascinated me [​IMG]
     
  3. TheMallardMan

    TheMallardMan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! And yes i checked both of them, no development at all
     
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    Sustained Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bummer! [​IMG] At least you have the others developing so nicely!
     
  5. TheMallardMan

    TheMallardMan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know right? I was so excited to see feet! :weee
     
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    Sustained Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is this your first time incubating? I know exactly the excitement your talking about. The first time I saw movement I was like a little kid with a king size chocolate bar LOL literally-->[​IMG]and [​IMG]
     
  7. TheMallardMan

    TheMallardMan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes this is my very first time. And you're right, I giggled like a kid in a candyshop :D
     
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    Sustained Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hope you have better luck with your first than I did! I'll be rooting for you [​IMG]
     

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