Originally Posted by mmcclennen
All 21 eggs we have incubating are going strong .... except this little guy! The photos below are from a few angles - (Please ignore the air cell marking lines - we are hatching in three separate classrooms, and my coworker marked all the air cells incorrectly, I never observed an air cell in this egg)
The air cell has not been clear since I began candeling at day 7. Today is day 11 and we are approaching day 14 - when i have read you should generally take out any non developing eggs.
Is this a blood ring? I have seen them before but always going horizontally instead of vertically. Should I give up on this guy?
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Hi there! Yes, this egg has definently passed, and should be thrown away, or you risk an exploding egg or bacteria forming and disease killing all of your eggs. The blood would normally form a blood ring, but in this case it looks more like the embryo may have been killed from someone jerking the egg around too fast, killing it or if had already died, the blood from the veins moved. In either case, the eggs have been handled too crazily. It's a seriously hard process. Have you been candling every day? If you have to candle every day, try candling a different egg each time. Otherwise it can damage the embryo, and that's why a lot of people only candle about 3-4 times.At day 11, you should easily be able to see thick veins, and an embryo bobbing around in there. Good luck on your hatch!
By the way, when I get eggs like that I get a small ziploc and put them inside with a little air because I like to crack them open. It looks pretty cool. Always in a sealed ziploc though, just in case it explodes... And ziploc for throwing it away too. No one wants that all over their hands!