Chicken embryo day 7 incubation- Graphic pics!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Squawkbox, Jan 26, 2012.

  1. Squawkbox

    Squawkbox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my eggs (had a detached air sac too) had a dark red blood ring, so I cracked it open, and this is what was in it [​IMG] [​IMG]. Does it appear to have died a while ago? Is it normal for it's head to have that bubble coming out of it? Poor chicky [​IMG]

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  2. chicklover16

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    your pictures made me cry, (I'm sorry I get really emotional about animals) I'm pretty sure it had already died. poor thing.
     
  3. Squawkbox

    Squawkbox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I felt so bad for it! I candled and waited and waited for movement (even though the blood ring was huge and dark) just to make sure.[​IMG]
     
  4. chicklover16

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    poor chick [​IMG] you must have a lot of gut. I wasn't even there and I cried.
     
  5. Squawkbox

    Squawkbox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am attached to the eggs (kinda dumb) so, I did feel bad, but I knew I had to take it out so thought I might as well crack it. It's sad though because this chick was from my partridge Cochin roo and partridge Cochin hen so I was looking forward to their chicks, and only have a few more of that combo in my incubator. Oh well.
     
  6. Dirty Dozen

    Dirty Dozen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What did the egg look like when it was candled? Did it have veins? Reason I'm asking is that I just candled 38 eggs. All were veiny except 1 (day 7). I assumed it was just a yolk. Opened it up & looked something like yours...could see the eye. Assuming (hoping) I didn't kill it (?)!
     
  7. Squawkbox

    Squawkbox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It had a dark red wavy looking ring around the circumference of the egg and has some faint looking veins, but nothing compared to the other ones. I almost didn't crack it because of that, so I held the egg above my head (on it's side) with the light shining under, so that I could see the embryo against the shell and it wasn't moving where as all the others are, so I knew it was dead. I could see the embryo floating around as a black blob thing if I rotated the egg, and the contents were not clear it was kind of darkish. Bleh. Hope that helps??
     
  8. Dirty Dozen

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    o.k. Mine looked totally empty except for something floating (not dark). Assumed it was the yolk. No veins at all.
     
  9. Squawkbox

    Squawkbox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 5 eggs like that right now. I'm gonna keep them in there a few more days I think. I now have only 13 "good ones" and 5 "not sure".
    So you are saying that yours had no veins just a floaty (was it the yolk?) but you cracked it and it DID have an embryo?
     
  10. MamaMarcy

    MamaMarcy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks to me like it had died recently (day wise). Sorry for the loss. I know it's hard. [​IMG]I think it looks normal. Not sure about the bubble. Your first picture, WOW, looks like a text book photo of the central nervous system?? Just a really good pic, so wanted to compliment you on that.

    I've come to recognize that fateful blood ring. [​IMG] I try to tell myself that there was something wrong with the chick, that it was nature taking it away before it could grow to suffer from x, y, or z.
     

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