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Blood Spot in egg - Jumping??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Porterfive, May 13, 2008.

  1. Porterfive

    Porterfive Songster

    Sep 12, 2007
    Collinsville, MS
    I have had 31 RIR eggs in the incubator for 6 days now. Most look good, a few not sure about. I am new to incubating and candleing eggs and trying to get used to what I should be seeing.
    One of the eggs doesn' t look like the rest, it looks like it has a blood spot in it and veins coming off of it. The strange thing is that it seems to jump around inside however still I hold it.
    Has anyone else experieinced this or know what might be going on?
    Thank you.
  2. jimnjay

    jimnjay Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    Bryant Alabama
    Sounds like you are seeing the dark spot of the embryo.
  3. BeckyBird

    BeckyBird Songster

    May 11, 2008
    Sounds like it is alive! If it has a red cloudy spot with veins around it, then it is fertile. And if it is moving on its own, then it is surely alive. I love to candle eggs, and watch the babies swirl around in there. Sometimes, I candle a few times a week just to watch them grow. Doesn't seem to bother them at all
  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Yep, I agree you're seeing the embryo moving around in there.
  5. MaransGuy

    MaransGuy Songster

    Oct 25, 2007
    Greenfield, MA
    Do you see any veins in any of the other eggs?
  6. jnjross

    jnjross Songster

    Apr 3, 2008
    edwards, ms
    it's a dancing peep [​IMG]
  7. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    What do the ones look like that you consider "good"? RIR eggs are a little harder to see in than white eggs since they are brown, so it is likely you will see babies in the others soon. I am finally seeing babies pretty good in my brown eggs but the veins are still kinda hard to make out in some of the darkest ones....I am on day 8.
  8. Porterfive

    Porterfive Songster

    Sep 12, 2007
    Collinsville, MS
    I have just candled them all, and have found 2 that jump like that. The others have veins but can't see the defined dark spot like in those two.
    Thanks for all your replies.
  9. Chicken Cluck

    Chicken Cluck Songster

    May 12, 2008
    I think it's play time in the egg![​IMG]

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