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I have 6 fertile Welsh Harlequin eggs, I ordered them off eBay. I did everything I needed to do with them since they were shipped. My first candling was on the 11th, all of my eggs had a red ring around the lower part of the egg. I am confused as to what that means cause most people classify it as they are dead and it's a blood ring, well some of them are moving around. My temp is consistent between 99-101 and humidity at 40%. Advice please?

Also a few days after I set my eggs in the bator all three of my Pekins went broody! They take turns on the nest and seem very protective! They are set on hatching these eggs. I know Pekins aren't the best for this but why not experiment? I'm assuming they will be hatching acouple days after my welsh harlequin eggs, if they are fertile that is!
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I have 6 fertile Welsh Harlequin eggs, I ordered them off eBay. I did everything I needed to do with them since they were shipped. My first candling was on the 11th, all of my eggs had a red ring around the lower part of the egg. I am confused as to what that means cause most people classify it as they are dead and it's a blood ring, well some of them are moving around. My temp is consistent between 99-101 and humidity at 40%. Advice please? There are pictures available on the group of developing eggs to compare yours with.

Also a few days after I set my eggs in the bator all three of my Pekins went broody! They take turns on the nest and seem very protective! They are set on hatching these eggs. I know Pekins aren't the best for this but why not experiment? I'm assuming they will be hatching acouple days after my welsh harlequin eggs, if they are fertile that is! Good luck.
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