Should I stop the whole hatch?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Overeasyplz, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. Overeasyplz

    Overeasyplz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2009
    Leesburg
    I candled today, day 7.. and 4 eggs out of 12 were looking dubious, a cracked shell, porus, and 2 that looked like the yolk was stuck to the shell. All of them show no signs of veins. They are white pekin eggs and I should be seeing something in them. the four I took out had nothing in them at all. Mom shipped them to me after saving them up a week and I'm sure she didn't turn them everyday.. they were stored in the barn at a relative temp of 45-50 degrees F. She has one hen laying and the other is not but the drake rides them all the time. I'm kinda dissapointed [​IMG]

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    Last edited: Jan 23, 2010
  2. Overeasyplz

    Overeasyplz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2009
    Leesburg
    Are drakes less fertile in winter? The ducks live on the oregon coast and it's duck weather there 365 days a year
     
  3. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

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    Maybe the Froze . I wouldnt stop the hatch though.
     
  4. PaulaJoAnne

    PaulaJoAnne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 30, 2009
    Crack open one that youare sure is a no go.
    See if it has the bulls eye in it.
    Could be the drake is shooting blanks if you find none of the eggs are fertile.
     
  5. Overeasyplz

    Overeasyplz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2009
    Leesburg
    that's a possibility.. it was kinda cold when they came..but they had no cracks and tha air bubble was moving pretty good. I let them sit 24 hours upright and another 24 upright in the bator..
     
  6. Overeasyplz

    Overeasyplz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2009
    Leesburg
    Quote:the four eggs I did open. No bulls eye. Sigh..
     
  7. Frosty

    Frosty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The air bubble was moving?
     
  8. Overeasyplz

    Overeasyplz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2009
    Leesburg
    yea the post office wasn't kind to them. I let them sit and the bubble stabilized. I hoped they would be ok.
     
  9. Frosty

    Frosty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like a ruptured air cell.
     
  10. Overeasyplz

    Overeasyplz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2009
    Leesburg
    well I can't see any veins at all on the other eggs so I wonder if they will or not. Should I just give up? They are white eggs and I'm sure I shouldv'e seen something in them by now..
     

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