What happened with this?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jdywntr, Feb 24, 2013.

  1. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 31, 2009
    Somerville, AL
    My muscovy duck has been setting for a while. Day 35 (muscovy take 32-35 days) was Friday but its been cold and maybe my first day was off. Yesterday I checked and at least 1 egg was hatching. Ducks can take up to 48 hours to emerge. I don't mess with them when they brood. I don't even candle. This morning, I saw what I thought was a discarded egg shell and took it out. This is what it was.

    It looks like a squashed hard cooked egg. How was this possible? It smelled a little but not much. This was not at all what I had been expecting.
  2. PoultryGirly

    PoultryGirly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2012
    Maybe this egg wasn't all of the way under her warm body and the egg froze.

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