Blood Rings? **Do they have to go all the way around the egg?**

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by CBee, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. CBee

    CBee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am aware that blood rings=no chick, but when I candled this morning I saw that one egg had a blood ring with a dark blob toward the fat side of the egg, as if an embryo was there. Could it just be a blood spot? I don't know, but now I'm afraid to remove it-I don't want to kill anything growing. [​IMG]

    Also, can the bacteria from one bad egg travel to another? I hope not. [​IMG]

    I just noticed another egg with what looks like 3/4 of a blood ring. Does that count? Or is it something else?
     
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2009
  2. M@M@2four

    [email protected]@2four Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you don't see bright, red veins and it there is a blood ring and a blob, it's dead. I've had this happen a ton of times...
     
  3. 98 gt

    98 gt a man of many... chickens

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    Yes, bacteria can contaminate other eggs...
     
  4. CBee

    CBee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, thanks guys. I'm going to remove them now. [​IMG]
     
  5. DouglasPeeps

    DouglasPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What day are you on? I was told unless an egg is smelly to wait then candle again on day 14 and then toss......just in case.
     
  6. CBee

    CBee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm on day 9. I opened one with a blood ring just a while ago and it kind of exploded, so I don't think there was anything in it.

    None of them smelled though. [​IMG]
     
  7. 98 gt

    98 gt a man of many... chickens

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    not yet anyways...
     
  8. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    I hope you did that outside!! [​IMG]
     
  9. tofuranch

    tofuranch What Came First????

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    at least it wasn't smelly...I think that I have a bad duck egg in mine, I better go and get it out, thanks for the reminder. I know that if the duck egg opened it would be really smelly. Can you tell that I have had that happen before
     
  10. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

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