Candling eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tec27, May 14, 2011.

  1. tec27

    tec27 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So i had four eggs incubating. Turns out 1 was not fertile. Two of them are still alive but one looks like it was a quitter. At first i thought this "ring" around the embryo was from concentrated bacteria so i cracked the egg open and it turned out to be a blood ring. What is this? It looks like it was still alive but this is on day 12 and should be much more mature than that so i culled it.
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    Last edited: May 14, 2011
  2. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

    Nov 13, 2008
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    That is what it is "A blood ring" usually caused by bacteria......
     
  3. tec27

    tec27 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh okay. Thanks! I was a little confused on the difference.
     
  4. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2010
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    Welcome to BYC tec27! [​IMG]

    Blood rings are often caused by bacteria, but can also be caused by extremely cold or hot

    temperatures. Sorry about your egg! [​IMG]

    Some pictures of bloodrings I had during my last incubation ~

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    Same egg cracked open ~
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    Last edited: May 15, 2011
  5. tec27

    tec27 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ya mine looked very similar.


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