When should I remove the infertile eggs?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by LilDucky85, Mar 24, 2009.

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  1. LilDucky85

    LilDucky85 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 8, 2009
    Northern, Illinois
    I have 17 Pekin eggs in my incubator right now that are on Day 5. Out of the 17, 9 of them have definite veining and heartbeats. The others I can hardly see the yolk and seem clear. Could these just be taking longer to form, or are they simply not fertile? It seems like the entire back row is not forming while the others are. Could they not be getting enough heat back there?

    If Im able to tell with the rest that they are a live, should I be able to tell with them all by now? How long should I let them stay in there, and how long can I wait to remove them before they explode in my bator?
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2009
  2. TheDuckCrew

    TheDuckCrew Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2009
    explode? not sure. but i would say give them a few more days, they might not be getting enough heat. do you have a fan? i'd wait until you are SURE they are infertile. you don't want to throw them out if they could've been ducklings.
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
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