Should have hatched

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by seaneduck, Mar 23, 2015.

  1. seaneduck

    seaneduck Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a call duck who has been setting on a nest of eggs for "long enough". According to my calculations, she's been on them at least 28 days. I took a look at some of the eggs under her while she was off getting a drink, and a few of the eggs have a definite air pocket, and the eggs have really darkened up, which I would assume is a baby inside. But then there are a few of the eggs with blotchy dark marks in a few spaces on the inside of the shell. I don't know what this could mean. I'll try to post some pictures if I can get some tonight, but just wondered if any of these things mean that they are about to hatch, or are severely rotten. :/
     
  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    A spot like this is an internal pip:
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  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Got a rotten one in the bator now, will takes some pics of it later.

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