NEED HELP NOW! Day 28 duck eggs, STAINING inside shell? PIC ADDED

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kysilkies, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. kysilkies

    kysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have 3 pekin/Khaki mixed eggs on their 28th day, one is now showing 'staining' on parts of the shell like maybe he/she broke the membrane and fluid is getting to the shell...Is this something to be concerned with???????????...

    And out of the 3, it's the most active still...Is this the popping of the membrane?...We've only hatched silkies and maybe their darker eggs hid this sign...
     
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  2. kysilkies

    kysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Please?!?! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    I am not sure what you are describing. Near the end the egg is so full of duck it is often hard to see anything. If there is movement I wouldn't panic.
     
  4. kysilkies

    kysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Best shot I could get, I hope this helps:

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  5. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

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    My guess it is just mousture condensating there....
     
  6. kysilkies

    kysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ok, is that good or bad?
     
  7. Shiningfeather

    Shiningfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say to much and they can drown just like chicks. I have never hatched ducks tho, so not sure. [​IMG]
     
  8. kysilkies

    kysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now I'm worried...
     
  9. Overeasyplz

    Overeasyplz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Perhaps the duck has pipped the membrane inside and has ruptured a few lining blood vessels. Don't worry! If it is rocking and rolling she is just gettig ready to get out. Duck eggs stain on anything and it's just their appearance. Don't worry, and keep your humidity high and your incubator closed! (I have hatched ducklings before)
     

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