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Blood rings...some are, some aren't...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Three Cedars Silkies, Jun 30, 2008.

  1. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    After candling many, many eggs over the past couple of months I have discovered that some eggs that appear to have blood rings...that is...a red ring that goes all the way around the egg...end up developing chicks that hatch. I think what they really are is the bottom portion of the veining "web". I even had a couple that I couldn't really see the typical spider looking veins...just the red ring...and I didn't throw them out. At day 14 they both had chicks with veins and they hatched on day 22.

    Miss Prissy...you are soooo right. Don't throw anything out...even a "blood ring" until day 14!!
     
  2. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    This is very interesting! I will have to be sure to remember to not throw those blood ring eggs out until after day 14 for now on!
     
  3. dmiravalle

    dmiravalle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you think that holds true for duck eggs as well????
     
  4. Diamond Wire Farms

    Diamond Wire Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep. The veining can be very deceptive in the first 10 days. I am finally getting to the point that I can be hands off for the first 10 days. Unless they are REALLY special eggs, like a favorite hens first eggs. Then I'm worse than a newbie!

    Miravelle~ LOVE, LOVE, LOVE those belted Galloways!!!!!!!!!!! I may have to come see them them. They are adorable!
     

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