WOOOOOO HOOOOOO I have 1 definite Baby On The Way!!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by FunnyBunnies12, Sep 17, 2010.

  1. FunnyBunnies12

    FunnyBunnies12 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I just candled my 9 eggs I'm incubating and WOOO HOOOO there is definite development, vains stretching from here and there with a small red well defined embryo shape in the center!! Just like in this link on day 6 but cleared and more defined. http://www.metzerfarms.com/Candling.cfm?CustID=147653 It was as clear as the nose on my face!! However, the other 8 look just like they did on day 4 when I candled just yellow yolk, no defined vains or centered embryo shaped in the center and light all the way around, I could see . OMG I am so super excited!! I will candle the other 8 in 4 more days, and if they are all the same as now, toss them and continue with #10 incubating. I thought I saw something on day 4 with #10 and now here just 2 days later how GORGEOUS #10 is looking and coming along! I'm doing it! I'm really doing it, I'm momma duck!! Like I said, if I can have 1 or 2 survive I will be so happy!
    Momma is still laying ,she is up to 8 in the igloo, so far she has laid 19 total, but 2 broke. Gosh I would love to buy another incubator and try to incubate the ones in the igloo, but we'll see what she does on her own. How long will eggs stay good once she quits laying but doesn't brood?
     
  2. katharinad

    katharinad Overrun with chickens

    Up to 6 weeks, but they will go down hill after 3 weeks. Also if you don't see any blood vessels at day 10 then they are no good. You should toss them because the bacteria inside will start to grow and these eggs can explode. Be aware that those eggs may change color inside making you believe that there is something, but in reality it is only bad bacteria grows. I'm not surprised that you have many that are not developing. It is normal in the first 2 weeks of laying to have less quality eggs. This has nothing to do with the drake, its just nature. Also those that do develop not all of them will come to full term.
     
  3. FunnyBunnies12

    FunnyBunnies12 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well I just hope that this one that is standing out obviously developing makes it full term and will hatch and I hope momma will brood. But I'm excited but realistic too. Like you've told me before, there is always spring when she is older and know better on what to do.
     

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