Two embryos in 1 egg!! Is this even possible!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by lucysducks11, Dec 11, 2016.

  1. lucysducks11

    lucysducks11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Today is day 7 I candled my Mallard eggs and everyone is very active, so much movement, heartbeats and all, one of my eggs definitely has 2 babies, 2 separate embryos, 2 heart beats....what do I do now! They can't possibly both grow and survive. I'm lost here :(
     
  2. Skitz

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    Yes, it is possible and has been done before with a successful hatch!
     
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    Skitz Skitz15k

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    Here is a video made by one of our BYC members (@needmorechickens! ) showing how she assisted in the hatching of two chicks in the same egg.

    So it is possible for them to develop and grow fully, but more than likely they will need help hatching. Congrats! Please share some pics with us :)
     
  4. GingersHuman

    GingersHuman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very exciting! It may or may not turn out well, but it'd be nice to give them a chance. And it would be very interesting to follow!
     
  5. lucysducks11

    lucysducks11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you think this is why the air cell is so hard to see? I can see the outline of the air sac but it's not clear like in the other eggs..
     
  6. Skitz

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    I have no clue! Don't know about duck eggs, just about chickens and not sure if there are differences in between the eggs haha but probably so!
     
  7. lucysducks11

    lucysducks11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm completely baffled by these two little squirmy embryos in this 1 egg.. I honestly have no idea what to do with them except leave them be and just follow their progress and hope for the best outcome possible. If I knew how to post a video I would show you guys these two but I have no clue how to do that.
     
  8. GingersHuman

    GingersHuman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can take videos, post to YouTube and link here. Please keep us up to date!
     
  9. lucysducks11

    lucysducks11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a page on fb completely devoted to my duck sanctuary that I have, if you want to follow me the name of the page is called Fatty's Ducks and Chucks
    I mainly rescue ducks, never have I incubated any and right now I have 11 mallards in 1 incubator and 18 call ducks in another. I have absolutely no idea how to link a video from YouTube to here but I will definitely try
     
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    lucysducks11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Day 12 is this 2 embryos [​IMG]
     

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