Blood in un-developed egg?

77horses

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Last week, i think, I had four eggs in my bator. One started developing, but the other three didn't. So I waited until day 10 before i decided it was time to get them out. I cracked two open(which weren't fertile by the looks of it) and the other, very dark one. The dark one had some blood in it! :eek: It looked like it started to develop, but had died.
But why was there some blood in it?
Thanks!
 

MissPrissy

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When eggs begin to develop they begin with tiny little networks of veins filled with life giving blood. The membranes act very much like the placenta in a human pregnancy. You are seeing the beginnings of life.
 

77horses

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Quote:So the egg WAS fertile?
I wonder why it died...I waited til day 10 before deciding that it wasn't developing(since by day 7 it had no veins) Poor little egg...
 

speckledhen

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It could have died or it could have had the blood in it from the start and never developed. I just cracked open an egg today that had so much blood in it, I was shocked. It was fertile, but would not have had a chance to start development. Never had that happen before, that much blood. Many eggs with meat spots or blood spots never even develop, even if they're fertile.
 

77horses

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Ya. Thanks for the advise!
I still wish the chick could have lived...would have been a cute little guy...now I'm waiting for the egg that has made it this far to pip soon. It's expected to be delayed, though. Driving me CRAZY!!!
I have some doubts though, but sometimes when I am looking at the egg in the bator through the window, I think I can see it tremble, and that gives me more hope that it's till alive.
 

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