Need Some Help, Please!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Kittles, Mar 16, 2016.

  1. Kittles

    Kittles Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 16, 2016
    Hi everyone!

    I just joined in order to ask this question. For all of those that have some experience with Duck eggs and incubation... if there is an embryo growing, but I cannot see any visible veins that means it is dead, correct?

    I am not sure. I noticed it two days ago, left it and candled it again. The embryo is bigger and I can see the 'eye spot' but cannot see a single vein. They are white duck eggs, so I do not think that is my problem.

    I hate to ask, but should I toss them? This is for a Kindergarten class to teach life science and if I need to replace the egg with another one, please let me know!

    (Don't worry, we already have homes lined up for the ducklings :) Some of the people around her are nearly jumping for the chance to keep one or two as pets. There are only 16 eggs and I know not all will develop, but it is three eggs that have this problem.)

    I have been hand turning it 5 times a day, minimum of 3 as per the instructions from Metzer's farm. And, misting them to keep humidity up with warm water. Am I doing something wrong?

    Thank you!!!
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    [​IMG] There is a point as the embryo grows when the veins can become indistinct or hard to see. When you candle do you see the 'eye' moving? If so the eggs are still viable.
  3. Chicken Egg 17

    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 11, 2015
    McVeytown PA
    I had chicken eggs at were just like that and they hatched so I would let them be but it wouldn't hurt to add another egg just to be safe
  4. Amykins

    Amykins Overrun With Chickens

    May 11, 2013
    How many days are you along? I've seen eggs, white ones, that didn't show veins until week 2. Just be patient, if they are truly gone you've got some time until you need to worry about them growing too much bacteria.
  5. Kittles

    Kittles Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 16, 2016
    They are currently 8 days along.
  6. Kittles

    Kittles Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 16, 2016
    No wait, I am sorry. I got them last Monday not Wednesday. That means they are 12 days along.

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