Are you basing that on chicken development? Ducks are way slower - I had some hatch that I was sure were duds and hadn't internally pipped when they should and then all of a sudden I had 3 ducklings.
The eggs just didn't seemed like they were progressing like they should for it to be 22 days into incubation.
This is a tough one. As people age, reflexes tend to slow and strength tends to be lost (there are exceptions as always). If a wreck could have been avoided but wasn't due to losses, does that mean the person made the wrong decision? Or does that mean that they died doing something they loved, just as younger people sometimes die in accidents? Do we stop because of that risk, or do we accept fate? Let's just say that a line that seems very fuzzy when a decision is being made, may seem far more distinct in hindsight!
This person also shared that friends had recently died in a motorcycle wreck.
I hear you!
for now I’m more concerned about my broody Muscovy as she hardly moves and refuses to get up in fear of loosing another egg.
I've had a little practice with that this year, and I suggest you not even try to candle it for 7 days. The more you disturb the egg the greater the chance of a bad outcome, but I often find that Muscovy eggs, being so long to hatch, just don't show anything until 7 days.
Not sure if new egg is fertile have to candle within the week
Yes, and then she'll break brood and you end up with bathtub or kitchen floor ducklings - been there, done that - it's *essential* to plan for the possibility!
Carla Burke wrote:
Jay Angler wrote:A suspect anytime between Miss Broody's original due date and the new egg's due date should be fine. Is the new egg fertile? If you're getting extra ducklings, having them match that duckling's due date would make sense to me.
That's what we tried to do, too. It can take some careful planning, if you're ordering online, lol.