Candling question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by donnap1967, Jun 9, 2008.

  1. donnap1967

    donnap1967 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I candled today at Day 10 with silkies. One of the eggs has what looks like one long, dark, thick red line through it. It doesn't form a ring and it doesn't smell. There is no sign of actual chick development in there so I doubt it is going to go any further but I was just curious....What is the thick red line?
     
  2. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    I had what I thought was a bloodring BUT there were also veins all around it as well. I'm keeping it.

    Is it completely clear except for the red streak? If so, then it's likely early embryonic death. If there are any veins, I'd definitely keep it for a while and keep watching.
     
  3. donnap1967

    donnap1967 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't see any veins in there, but it doesn't smell so I am going to wait and candle again in a few days.
     

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