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What is this? Candling.

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I'm new to all of this egg incubating and hatching so I may be posting a lot of questions lol. But a little back story is we inherited a few chickens from my MIL. Turns out our rooster is a silver laced wydontta and the hen to this egg is a red sex link. We decided to get an incubator from a friend and see if we could hatch a few since we only have 4 chickens, one who thinks he's a dog to really only 3 that produce, and get a few more. We have 7 eggs and one looks like a dud but when I candled this one to see if it was fertile I found this. This is day 7 and it does have veins but it also has this spot. It's the only one that has it. Any clues as to what it is? I've been turning them by hand 3 times a day so I'm afraid I may of bumped it and a vessel busted.
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That's strange. I haven't seen anything like that. Here's a wonderful link to check the progress of your eggs:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/261876/chicks-are-here-egg-candling-pics-progression-though-incubation

 

If you look, the day 7 egg here and yours don't quite look the same.

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post #3 of 8
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If I turn the egg around you can see the veins and start of chick like in the picture in the link. This is like its on the backside of the egg. I'll leave it in for a few days see if any changes happen. It's just the only one that looks like that.
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If I turn the egg around you can see the veins and start of chick like in the picture in the link. This is like its on the backside of the egg. I'll leave it in for a few days see if any changes happen. It's just the only one that looks like that.


That may be the start of some bacteria growth. Or the embryo recently died and that's the start of the blood vessels breaking up. Are the veins as defined in that egg as they are in others? I've noticed that some with start to fade before they completely dissipate. And if it is bacteria growth, the embryo could live for quite a while before it's completely overwhelmed with bacteria. I would try to keep that one a bit separate from the others, candle that one last, and wash your hands after touching it/before touching any other eggs.

post #5 of 8

How is the egg now?

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post #6 of 8
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The egg didn't make it. A couple days later it had a blood ring around it and had stopped developing. sad.png out of 7 im down to 5 but the others are growing and moving up a storm smile.png
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The egg didn't make it. A couple days later it had a blood ring around it and had stopped developing. sad.png out of 7 im down to 5 but the others are growing and moving up a storm smile.png

I'm sorry to hear that. Good luck with the other eggs! :fl

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Thank you. We are on day 13 and going strong! I am hopeful they will survive!
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