Died....Alive???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickenlove2009, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. chickenlove2009

    chickenlove2009 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I candled my eggs and one of the babies was not moving at all. It is on day 16 today. I moved the egg back and forth slightly and the baby moved with the egg but beside that it did not moving.

    Can embryos sleep?

    Does anyone think it could still be alive?

    I really want some feedback on this. It is my favorite embryo.
     
  2. my1stchicks

    my1stchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes they can sleep just like human babies. Did you see any veins? I'd check it again in a couple of days.
     
  3. CANDLE98

    CANDLE98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All mine that have died so far didn't have any visiable veins. They had veins the day before and then they just dissapeared. So now that I can't clearly see into the eggs I just look for a vein and call it good!
     
  4. LadyShred

    LadyShred Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The only way I know for sure that a chick is dead is if I see a blood ring. That's the sure-fire way to tell if its dead. Veins may not always be noticeable as the chick does move quite a bit. Look up candling eggs on youtube - there's some pretty wicked crap that goes on inside that shell.

    But yes, they do rest. Give it another day or a couple and candle it again. He may flip out. ^_^

    Good luck!
     
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  5. chickenlove2009

    chickenlove2009 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks everyone

    yes i can see veins

    and no blood ring that i can tell
     
  6. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Then for as long as you don't have stinky leaking, you're golden to let the sucker keep going. Best of luck.
     
  7. chickenlove2009

    chickenlove2009 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks, i really really really want this one to make it.
     
  8. jasonbennett1

    jasonbennett1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I'm curious as to what about this embryo makes it your favorite?
     
  9. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    I really want some feedback on this. It is my favorite embryo.

    You do know the saying of don't count your chickens before they hatch right? Picking out a favorite now seems like a good way to set yourself up for disappointment. It may not hatch. It may be a roo. It may be some weird ugly color that you hate. It may have a horrible personality and attack you or refuse to let you near it. I don't even pick favorites before they feather.

    If you see good veins it was alive at least in the past day or so and you shouldn't ever see good veins with a blood ring. The blood ring forms because the blood drains out of the veins after the chick dies and pools around the embryo. I've yet to have a good egg I couldn't see veins in. You just have to look at the right spot. Along the air sac works best. Often the only way I can tell a good egg on dark shelled eggs, quail eggs, etc... is by the veins along the edge of the air sac.​
     
  10. AK Michelle

    AK Michelle Bad Girl of the North

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    Quote:I'm curious as to what about this embryo makes it your favorite?

    How funny, I have a favorite too. [​IMG]
    Michelle
     

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