1 egg has a red ring. Bad?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Moochie, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. Moochie

    Moochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So as I was pecked by my broody and candling her 6 eggs, I noticed one egg has a red circle... Not lining the whole shell, just a red ring floating about. Today is day 3 of her incubation. The rest of the eggs are dark and on a few I can see a little dark dot in the middle of the yolk. The green eggs from my EE hen are hard to examine though, I know she's been laying fertile eggs though. They look dark.
     
  2. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At 3 days incubation, you gotta wait a bit. Try again in 4 days.
     
  3. Moochie

    Moochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Hiya nurse_turtle! [​IMG]

    Oh and day 18 is when I stop candling right? I haven't done this since March..
     
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  4. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I only candle on day 10 and day 17. Before that is just too iffy. [​IMG]
     
  5. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Hiya nurse_turtle! [​IMG]

    Oh and day 18 is when I stop candling right? I haven't done this since March..

    MOOCH! Hiya. Yea, On day 18 no more candling, only waiting. Feel free to candle again after day 21 or so to see if there is anyone in there who might hatch a bit late. I've never hatched with a broody but I assume after day 18 you don't wanna cause mama hen to lose her humidity magic under that wing. I would trust her a lot more than I'd trust my incubator. You'll be fine.
     
  6. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Hiya nurse_turtle! [​IMG]

    Oh and day 18 is when I stop candling right? I haven't done this since March..

    MOOCH! Hiya. Yea, On day 18 no more candling, only waiting. Feel free to candle again after day 21 or so to see if there is anyone in there who might hatch a bit late. I've never hatched with a broody but I assume after day 18 you don't wanna cause mama hen to lose her humidity magic under that wing. I would trust her a lot more than I'd trust my incubator. You'll be fine.

    No! Use the float test - keeps the humidity if the chick is still alive !! [​IMG]
     
  7. Moochie

    Moochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do not know these magic ways..
    I know I shouldn't candle until later but I'm so curious.
     

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