Blood pooling in hatching duck egg

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Huntercat, Apr 24, 2016.

  1. Huntercat

    Huntercat New Egg

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    There's blood visible inside the shell from the outside. The chick is alive and peeping. I know it's not a vein that was cut by a piece of shell because it made a little pip on the opposite side of the egg and the blood was already there. The duckling opened up more of the shell. At this point I knew it wasn't dead. I very carefully opened up the egg a little bit more so I could look at the pool of blood. I took a couple pictures to see what other people have to say about it. [​IMG]
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  2. Firekin1

    Firekin1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a vessel to me, also appears that the shell has been broken by something other than a zipping duck and its being shrink wrapped by the membrane due to the lack of humidity.
     

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