In the Brooder
- Jul 24, 2013
I have been looking around desperately for an answer, but everything I find is on the eggs being visibly discolored on the outside. I candled my call duck eggs and I noticed that two of them have a black mass in the center where it looks like the embryo should be. To me, it doesn't look healthy, but I'm no expert, right? I have successfully hatched call ducks in the past, so I do not know what the problem is this time. I only have four out of 14 eggs developing anything at all and these two, like I said, have funny insides and the other two may have blood rings (a little hard to tell with the blood ring issue. As far as the black spots are concerned, there ARE veins in the egg and everything, its just this black mass where the embryo or heart should be. One of them with the black mass is really wiggly in the area around the mass like its more liquid than it should be. I know its early to know just a whole lot about the eggs (they are at about day 9 of incubation), but I'm worried sick. Are the eggs dead and should I take them out? Am I just being anxious and over worried? Please help as soon as possible, I really want to hatch as many as I can....