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Twins!!!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by NewDucklings17, Apr 5, 2017.

  1. NewDucklings17

    NewDucklings17 Just Hatched

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    Hello! Ive just candled my duck eggs and there is 2 embryos! Just wondering what do i expect when the twins hatch? Survival rates? Thank you!
     
  2. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    They usually don't make it. I hope they do, I would love to see pictures.
     
  3. lindsbradway

    lindsbradway Just Hatched

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    i have incubated 3 different eggs that had 2 embryos and they did not make it because there was not enough room for both to grow :(
     
  4. rookhomestead

    rookhomestead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a twin muscovy on day 21 but this egg is significantly larger than the other 2!! I have 2 still-air bators going, both being my first batches. I'm just hoping all goes well.[​IMG]
     
  5. NewDucklings17

    NewDucklings17 Just Hatched

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    Im really worried they wont make it. They are moving around a lot when candled. But im also not 100% sure how far along my ducks are. When i got them last saturday, mama dick was already incubating so im guessing when i got them on saturday they were somewhere around day 10 because there were a lot of very visible veins and the embryos are pretty visible and active. Im not sure when theyre supposed to hatch and without knowing 100% idk when to go into lockdown!i have some eggs that look less progressed than the others. I can try to upload a photo and see if anyone could help me identify around where they are in the incubation process.
     
  6. NewDucklings17

    NewDucklings17 Just Hatched

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    I cant get a picture of the twins, but i got this one. Ive circled all of the baby that was moving all together. I have a couple like this far along, then i have a couple that look like little tadpoles!
     
  7. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Can you see the air cell.
     
  8. NewDucklings17

    NewDucklings17 Just Hatched

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    Yes
     
  9. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Maybe this will help you. To tell what day they are on.

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    Last edited: Apr 7, 2017
  10. rookhomestead

    rookhomestead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Newducklings17. What kind of ducks?
     

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