Day 13, still alive?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by lmiller33, Dec 13, 2010.

  1. lmiller33

    lmiller33 New Egg

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    Candled on the the 13th day...does its still look alive? Shew all this stress with losing the last one i hope its developing normally.
     
  2. minihorse927

    minihorse927 Whipper snapper Premium Member

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    Can you see any kind of movement at all? Typically by day 13 the majority of the egg should be black/dark. Check out the first post on this thread
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=261876
    Scroll down and look at day 13. These are really good pictures from candling.
    Also if your using an incubator and not a broody and your temps may have been low it could be developing slower but still alive.
     
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2010
  3. Julie08

    Julie08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would call that an early quitter.
     
  4. lmiller33

    lmiller33 New Egg

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    Does anyone have any idea what the distinct black line around it could mean?
     
  5. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Quote:It's a blood ring which occurs when the embryo dies and the blood drains out of the veins when they break down.
     
  6. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    That's a quitter.
     
  7. lmiller33

    lmiller33 New Egg

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    [​IMG]..great!
     

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