blood rings and moving yoke

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Waltzingwitluci, Mar 15, 2017.

  1. Waltzingwitluci

    Waltzingwitluci New Egg

    Mar 15, 2017
    This is my first time hatching eggs, and it seems that no matter how much I research I do I end up with more new questions than answers. I originally had quite a few duck eggs in a homemade incubator. After clearing out the ones with nothing in them I found a few that scrambled and 1 that had a for sure blood ring. I have 9 left and today is day 8. last night I noticed all my eggs had rings. My inner dialogue when something like this "How could they have all gone bad? Maybe it's not a blood ring maybe it's something else and it's normal. " so I drew a line around the ring and figured if it grew by the time I candled again that it was a normal thing. and I had not planned to candle again until day 14 but something told me to this morning so I did. however what I have found is that all of the babies have moved along with the ring. they are not floating around in there and they don't move as I turn the egg but they have all rose to the top of the egg over the course of a few hours. is that normal?

    so this is the ring I'm talking about. Is that a blood ring or something else.


    and this one shows how much it moved last night. you can see my pencil
    mark and then the ring in question. (btw the embryo in this looks like the other one it's just on the very top of the egg almost on the other side.)


    If anyone can help me with this I would gladly appreciate it.
  2. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 15, 2017
    That's a fertile egg don't play with it .
  3. CascadiaRiver

    CascadiaRiver Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 12, 2014
    Pacific Northwest
    You are fine to be candling and handling it right now in minimal increments, there is indeed a baby in there but I dont really see the blood ring? Most blood rings that I see look a lot like this:

    Last edited: Mar 15, 2017
  4. Waltzingwitluci

    Waltzingwitluci New Egg

    Mar 15, 2017
    Thanks for replying! It definitely makes me feel better.
  5. coloradowildflower

    coloradowildflower Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 12, 2008
    I don't have a lot of experience with duck eggs, but that looks like a healthy, happy day 8er to me! What you're looking for is that healthy web of veins. In my egg that had a blood ring, there were no veins, just a thick, single band of blood around the center of the egg. I'd say you've got ducks on the way!

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