Blood Ring Egg?

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  1. TheSheriffswife

    TheSheriffswife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi everyone..I have a question. This is only my second hatch and I'm on Day 10. I am using a Brinsea Eco 20 EX I had a pretty successful first hatch from shipped eggs from a breeder. Well, I have another batch in from same breeder. I didn't candle the first hatch because she does not recommend it.

    I decided today to take a peek.. Well one of the Sussex eggs had a VERY clear blood ring, almost 2 rings all the way around the egg. So, knowing these are bad I decided to get rid of it. I cracked it open outside and saw nothing but the bloody ring and goop.. BUT soomething caught my eye on the ground and I feel sick about this but I saw a little tiny (grain of rice size) thing wiggling on the ground. [​IMG]

    Please tell me that this baby would not have been viable? UGH I feel horrible and I will never candle again! Also, the other eggs when I candled them for the most part looked like dark from the top to about 1/2 of 1/4 to the bottom Is that normal for this stage?

    Thanks for any input!
     
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Maybe the tiny grain thing was just a bug that was on the ground, because I the chick would be bigger than that at day 10.
     
  3. Kavellion

    Kavellion Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry to say about twn days they look diffent as they are getting big I have 21 set and at 10 or 11 they all kind look blood ringish.
     
  4. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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  5. TheSheriffswife

    TheSheriffswife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ok..Thanks for that link. It appears that what I saw would have been way to small..Phew! It was wierd tho [​IMG] And I do feel better! Thank YOU!
     

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