Blood ring on day 8

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by TommyVT05, Mar 25, 2008.

  1. TommyVT05

    TommyVT05 Songster

    Feb 6, 2008
    Southern California
    Last night, I candled my eggs in the incubator and all 16 have movement and all the growth looks identicle. A big "whatever" it is, moves back and forth in the eggs, pretty cool.

    Only 1 stood out from the rest. Its a lot clearer than the rest, has one big DOT in the middle and clear blood rings are around the yolk. This is the only egg I didn't see movement so I decided its a dead egg. So,

    I craked it open to see. The chicks is really small, only the big head and eyes are obvious. I can see the small wing and legs start to form. I see things upclose REAL well, so yeah. It looked interesting.

    Anyhow, after examining the egg, I could see, the egg indeed has a bloodring @ day 8.

    Is that normal?

    - Tommy
  2. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

    Mar 2, 2008
    Yes, it's normal.

    There are a myriad of reasons why an egg may begin to develop, then fail. If the vast bulk of a hatch are progressing normally, and one dies, then it is a fault with the egg generally.

    Rough handling can kill an egg, but it is far more likely to be a problem within the egg itself.
  3. TommyVT05

    TommyVT05 Songster

    Feb 6, 2008
    Southern California

    I see. Perhaps it lacked nutrition when that particular egg was laid perhaps?
    Hopefully, I can pin-point the problem so I can learn from my mistakes.

    By the way, is there a major difference in hatch rate between normal colored egg that one hen lays versus once in a while dyed out looking one?

    - Tommy

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