Blood spot

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tx_dane_mom, Apr 2, 2008.

  1. tx_dane_mom

    tx_dane_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2007
    SE Texas
    I have never seen this before...
    I am setting duck eggs that were 1-2 wks old...most of them are veiny, 1 had a blood ring (which I read is bad = chunk it) but there are that have blood SPOTS??? What's this mean? Should I wait and see or should I chunk them & be safe rather than sorry?
    Thx guys
     
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    You sure its bloodspots?..more than one spot in the egg?...if its just one might be the embryo?... I would put a question mark on them and then when I candled again take it out if no growth....I'm always afraid of tossing a good egg the first time candling...unless I really see clears or bloodrings...
     
  3. tx_dane_mom

    tx_dane_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2007
    SE Texas
    It's one blood spot...no veins...nothing moving...nothing dark (like w/a chicken egg).
    I'll check it in 3 days again I guess...best thing I can think to do...I just REALLY don't want exploding eggs...
     
  4. holleegee

    holleegee Out Of The Brooder

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    Does the egg smell bad? Usually you can smell a bad egg before it explodes.
     
  5. tx_dane_mom

    tx_dane_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2007
    SE Texas
    nope they all smell normal
     

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