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An odd egg.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Highland Moongazer, Sep 26, 2009.

  1. Highland Moongazer

    Highland Moongazer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2009
    Marshall, NC
    I noticed while candling today that my barred rock egg is wonky. It wasn't like this a few days ago, and the chick is still actively moving around inside, so it's kind of confusing for me.


    The chick will occasionally pull over into the clear area, but how the heck can it be alive and that small when it's day 16? The dark side has thriving veins and such (but I couldn't get a picture that wasn't a complete blob).

    A comparable egg, set the same day, and very similar to what this one looked like a 4-5 days ago:

    Should I like, do anything with it... or what?
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 26, 2009
  2. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

    Jul 16, 2009
    best coast
    It could have died. I am not sure though.

    "Hey, experts! Over here!"
  3. cattbird

    cattbird Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 21, 2009
    Essex Uk
    What an amazing photo!
  4. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

    Jan 4, 2009
    Claremore, OK
    Unfortunately, you're seeing a death scene. That is what it looks like just before an embryo dies. When you see those, there's simply nothing you can do but wait until it passes to toss it out.
  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Wow, that picture with the veins is amazing.
  6. Highland Moongazer

    Highland Moongazer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2009
    Marshall, NC
    Well, today the Barred Rock finally gave in and died. Fully formed, but the size of a quail hatchling.

    Unfortunately, every single one of the 5 other eggs that were in there collapsed like that one, today. Two others have died as well.

    I'm wondering if this is because of the exploding egg I had on day two, or the 4 weeping eggs...

    Good seller, so I hear, but it seems the eggs have to travel through hell to get here.

    Here's hoping the silkies I'm trying next go better!

    *goes to sanitize the bator*
  7. austinhart123

    austinhart123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    Los Angeles CA
    sorry your hatch didnt go aswell as you hoped
  8. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 9, 2009
    Olympia, WA
    [​IMG] So frusterating! Sorry you had such a bad hatch this time. I sure hope the silkies go better.

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