Hello there BYC people, just thought I'd ask for some help from my fellow chicken enthusiasts. I am currently incubating ten chicken eggs, and I candle them regularly. They're currently on about day nine. One of the eggs has a thick vein?vertically encircling the yolk and some of the white. It kind of looks like a viral ring or bacterial ring like I've seen pictures of, but the again it kind of doesn't. When i gently turn it around, some clear-ish, globby looking stuff shifts around. I can't see an embryo, or even a dark spot, and it doesn't really look like my other eggs. But, I already accidentally threw away a little silkie egg with a jelly bean sized embryo inside, and I felt awful, so I'd rather not do THAT again. So should I discard it? I'm including pictures so you can decide. I'm too indecisive after what happened last time I made that decision. Also, one of my other eggs has a very clear embryo that moves around, but there is kind of a clearing of veins around him? I know he is alive, but is he okay? And lastly, do the embryos sleep? Or should they always be swimming around a little bit? Thanks! the embryo with vein clearing: file:///E:/DCIM/101_FUJI/DSCF1540.JPG file:///E:/DCIM/101_FUJI/DSCF1541.JPG file:///E:/DCIM/101_FUJI/DSCF1542.JPG the globby ring thing: file:///E:/DCIM/101_FUJI/DSCF1539.JPG file:///E:/DCIM/101_FUJI/DSCF1538.JPG I'm horrible with computers, so I don't even know if these links will work,even if you copy and paste them into your browser. Will someone please explain to me how to post pictures on this site? THANKS SO MUCH!