day 7, candled

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mom'sfolly, Dec 21, 2007.

  1. mom'sfolly

    mom'sfolly Overrun With Chickens

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    Two more weeks to go. None of the eggs looked clear, but some were very tough to tell. I used a mini-maglite and it was just hard to see through the RIR shells. All of the silkies seem to be developing, although the air cell seems to be in a strange place on one of them. So I hoping for a good hatch in two weeks of silkies, RIR and BO from Jody. Does anyone have a link that shows what a blood ring looks like? This is fun.
     
  2. brooster

    brooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Beside the blood ring, I would look for veins. At 7 days, you should see veining.
     
  4. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Sounds good so far. I wouldn't judge any blood rings unless they are really obvious at 7 days. I have already confused a vein for blood ring on eggs that are hard to see in. I usually don't candle until day 10 because the veins are much stronger and easy to see visually by then. Good luck with the hatch.

    Jody
     
  5. Berynn

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    What is a blood ring?
     
  6. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Its a red ring inside the egg that is not a vein. It means that there was bacteria in the egg.
     
  7. Berynn

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    Does that mean that the egg is not going to hatch?
     

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