Blood spot

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by blueeyescry, Oct 2, 2016.

  1. blueeyescry

    blueeyescry Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 2, 2016
    Lake Park Georgia
    Hi everyone I am new I have a few questions to ask. Ok so let me get started::
    I am incubating my duck eggs, this morning I went out to collect and I candle it with flashlight one has a tiny blood spot inside that's not near the yolk and on the outside of the egg where the blood spot is there is a circle engraved around the blood spot. My question is can I still incubate the egg and it be fertile. I don't want to put a bad egg in with the others. I'm in closing a photo of egg. Thanks for your help.[​IMG]
  2. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

    Apr 11, 2010

    Not sure how far along? Doesn't look like it's far..I have only hatched duck eggs a couple of times. But, they are similar. This blood spot could be nothing if it is still very early in stage of incubation...up to three days..?
    After that we start to wonder. Watch it, candle again around day 7, if it is still looking like this at day 7 ..toss it!
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  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
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  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, blueeyescry, and :welcome. Great to have you in our community! I am a hatching novice so I will defer to the experts. Best wishes and happy hatching! :jumpy
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  5. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.

    I don't see an issue incubating an egg with a small blood spot. The embryo will likely absorb it. Worst case it might die during development, if for some reason the blood spot was placed in an area it could interfere.
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2016
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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    I've never incubated eggs so no help I'm afraid. Sending good hatching vibes your way [​IMG]
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  7. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

    Apr 24, 2016
    Hi there and welcome to Backyard chickens. I have never hatched eggs before, on my bucket list for next year. So I will just wish you luck!
  8. blueeyescry

    blueeyescry Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 2, 2016
    Lake Park Georgia
    Thank you
  9. blueeyescry

    blueeyescry Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 2, 2016
    Lake Park Georgia
    Thank you everyone I went ahead and put it in the incubator and it's doing good so far, I'm so thankful for all your help, this week I'm going to to be having pekin ducks hatching I'm so excited, all this is new to me and I've learned so much through this process of incubation of eggs,it's very interesting to me. Happy hatching everyone bless you all thanks again, I love this site
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