Bubbly ring when candled

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SesameSt.Chicks, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. SesameSt.Chicks

    SesameSt.Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 21, 2009
    This is my first time attempting to hatch, and the first time I've candled an egg. I set 2 eggs in the incubator - one on the 19th and one on the 20th of January.
    The one I set on the 20th, still doesn't seem to have any development.
    The one I set on the 19th, I candled on the 23rd, 25th, and today, the 27th. Each time it has looked the same - a ring in it with little bubbles all the way around that ring. (Actually, on the 23rd when I candled it, my brother and I saw bubbles going from the little end of the egg to the ring - it was kind of weird.)

    Is this bad? From research it seems that if there is a ring and no veins, then the egg is not developing. Is that right?
    I am really hesitant to give up on it!! [​IMG]

    We tried to take pictures, but they did not turn out so well. This is one of the best.


    Thank you for the help!!
  2. tec27

    tec27 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 6, 2011
    You are a week in, and to be honest i see nothing in that egg. It doesn't even look like it was fertilized. You should be seeing a lot more. I'm almost 100% sure that egg is bad. Sorry.
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  3. mlm Mike

    mlm Mike Sunna and Mani Premium Member Project Manager

    Aug 14, 2010
    Hardy Township, OH
    What color is the egg ?idark eggs a more difficult to candle. Also, on future hatching attempts I would leave the eggs alone until at least day 7 to candle.
  4. SesameSt.Chicks

    SesameSt.Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 21, 2009
    The egg is really light tan. [​IMG]
  5. IroquoisEgg

    IroquoisEgg Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 30, 2010
    Fair Oaks, CA
    Yeah, that is infertile or somehow just didn't start developing if you're sure it was fertile to begin with. When I candle I wait until day 10 to toss any I am unsure about but this one would be a sure bet in my mind. Even on day 2-3 you'll find that you can see a small dark spot in a fertile egg and then the veins start spidering out from there. But until you're more experienced it may be hard to find that dark spot so early into the 21 days. The dark shadow sphere is the yolk and with such a light egg you'd be able to see a great view of the development by now if it were developing properly. sorry.

    I wanted to add that there's a sticky at the top of the incubation/hatching category that shows a great photo visual of egg candling at different stages.
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2012
  6. Tylerkaz@gmail.com

    [email protected] Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 4, 2012
    Washougal, WA
    I have eggs in My incubator like that, i didn't see anything till day 9 or 10. also I had an infertile egg with an egg sack on the side of the egg like in the pic, that is very strange. I thought i seen one on the top of the egg to begin with... make sure you do the sniff test too just in case.
  7. Corg33

    Corg33 Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 20, 2011
    Dinwiddie, VA

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