Egg candling

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by PortugalBreeder, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. PortugalBreeder

    PortugalBreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 15 eggs due to hatch today, I candled them to check if they are all dark like I read they should be, and to my surprise the tip (not the round one where is the air sac) of the egg is transparent with some veins and some red bigger than veins stains. Is that normal?
     
  2. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    No, usually you only see just darkness and some movement, I hope all is well.
     
  3. PortugalBreeder

    PortugalBreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thank you, guess I have a problem to solve. I suspect low temp.
     
  4. Farmer_Dan

    Farmer_Dan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the red veins and big air sac sound right. The red splotchy (especially if it's a ring) could be a dead egg. (blood ring?)
     
  5. PortugalBreeder

    PortugalBreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I had two with a blood ring, opened them and they really were dead. But this ones are different, I question myself if it is possible this being a placenta (stupid question?)?
     

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