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What am I seeing in this muscovy egg?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by BunnyStyles, Oct 13, 2014.

  1. BunnyStyles

    BunnyStyles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey guys i was candling my ducks egg even though she bit me a few times haha anyways I found this egg, a bit of it has been sorta pecked at probably when she stumbled into her nest anyways I found this egg, i dont know how many day she has been sitting on the eggs for, could someone probably tell whats happening?
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    Please help, I found another two eggs like this aswell
     
  2. Outpost JWB

    Outpost JWB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks like your duckling is about 2weeks into incubation. Congrats! And hope you wanted a baby[​IMG]

    Did you put it back under your broody duck?
     
  3. BunnyStyles

    BunnyStyles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you so much for telling me how many weeks ! :D and yes i did, got nasty bites tho haha my hand was full on bleeding when i got back into the house, she's very protective haha :) also thanks! :D i cant wait till they hatch :D
     
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  4. Outpost JWB

    Outpost JWB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No problem....Hope I am right??? Just a guess. Please keep me posted. I hope you get a duckling!
     
  5. dotporter

    dotporter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep. Literally what you are seeing is the air sack, the white, and the circulatory system forming inside the shell. If you look from the side you should also be able to see the yolk and a little dark shadow which will eventually start to look more like a duckling. If you ever see a ring of blood, that's a shell death. It'll look like a red halo. Congratulations and I hope it hatches well.
     
  6. BunnyStyles

    BunnyStyles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    will keep you updated for sure! tho today my drake got into the nest with my duck charlie and squished a egg while trying to rape her :( she is very shaken up
     
  7. BunnyStyles

    BunnyStyles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you!! i hope it hatches well too !! :)
     
  8. Outpost JWB

    Outpost JWB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you make a brooder box or a makeshift cage around her?
     
  9. BunnyStyles

    BunnyStyles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have already did that :)
     

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