Quick incubating question

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by pbjmaker, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    Do duck eggs develop blood veins right away like chicken eggs? I set a duck egg each day for the last 4 days and the first one doesn't have any veining yet. Just wondering how that works. I'm really good at candling chicken eggs so I know what to look for in them, just checking to see if it is the same thing in ducks.

    Perhaps her eggs are just infertile even though I have seen Duck Dodger mate with her [​IMG]
     
  2. Big Dreamer

    Big Dreamer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    7 days is when they you should see veins
     
  3. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    Actually - that would make sense since they incubate longer! I can usually see veining on a white chicken egg by day 3 or 4.
     
  4. showjumper_girl2002

    showjumper_girl2002 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    does veining in duck eggs start a week after they're in the incubator or a week after they're laid?
     
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  5. NYRIR

    NYRIR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Any fertile egg requires heat to start the growth process. If your eggs are fertile but have not been in the incubator or under a broody(except in rarer cases where it is REALLY hot outside and eggs are not gathered daily)they do not develop.
    ETA: I have heard of eggs developing if left on the counter under a light...but still...they need heat [​IMG]
     
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