What happened to this egg????

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Sue S, Mar 15, 2018.

  1. Sue S

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    I'm on day 22 of incubating mallard duck eggs & I candled them this morning & this egg had no movement but looked like it was developing fine & I just went to turn them and noticed a dark spot on both ends ( see pic ). Can anybody please tell me what happened????? bad egg.jpg
     
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  3. oregonkat

    oregonkat Crowing

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    Not an expert especially with duck eggs, but I think you have a quitter there. I know with my chicken eggs, when a dark patch appears on the bottom of the egg and it looks like there is clear or yellow liquid on top of the dark patch, the chick is dead. Other folks will chime in here and I hope I am wrong. :hugs
     
  4. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    @WVduckchick can better explain that..It looks like separation to me?..Possibly died?...She will help..I know what it is but can't help you...:th
     
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  5. The Kadaknath

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    I just hatched my set of Kadaknaths and the last one hatched a minute ago..
    Seeing this , I guess the aircell has been broken and it must be the chick..Depends on what day your eggs are...

    One other possible reason is that this must be an egg bomb..Full of infectious Bacteria

    :barnie

    I know its a nerve wacking Time..:he
    Stay cool...You will be seeing a lot of fluffy butts soon
     
  6. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Did it pip externally at all?
     
  7. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Day 22....It's a quitter I'm pretty sure...
     
  8. Sue S

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    That's what I thought but I wanted to make sure it was a goner before I pitch it
     
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  9. Sue S

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    no, none of the eggs started piping yet
     
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  10. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    I realize that...Your on day 22 so too early..It looks rotten and not going to hatch...
     

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