Are they all ok? Incubating eggs for the first time.. candled them.

Geochickenfam

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We have never hatched eggs before this is our first time. We gave 8 eggs to our broody hen and are attempting to hatch 4 on our own, it’s day 5 today, we candled the eggs and noticed in two of them there is an unusual oval shaped line around the smaller dark spot..does anyone know if this is normal? Attached a photo below but it might be a bit blurry: thanks :) 🐣
 

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allenw

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First time hatching I would wait until about day 10 before I made any disisions on the eggs.

You should be able to see blood veins, easier to see in white eggs then dark eggs, a ring doesn't sound good. As the chick grows more in the egg it will be easier to evaluate what is happening.
 

WVduckchick

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Hard to be sure from that pic, but it looks like a blood ring, which would mean it died, but it is way too early to be sure. Give it another 3-5 days at least.
 

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