Egg turned red

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tonini3059, Jan 23, 2009.

  1. tonini3059

    tonini3059 [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Luv

    Nov 6, 2008
    Southwestern PA
    In the past week I have had 3 of my eggs turn a blood red color. They were growing fine and then just turned red and died. What causes this and how can it be prevented? I am new at this.
     
  2. jab91864

    jab91864 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2007
    Northern Michigan
    I've had eggs turn black inside. You're not talking about a mass or red veining are you ?? Or do you mean a red ring inside.... like it died right off early in the incubation process??

    Julie
     
  3. tonini3059

    tonini3059 [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Luv

    Nov 6, 2008
    Southwestern PA
    No it is not veining. Two were due to hatch in two weeks. They were fine in the egg moving around then I notice the egg turn red and when I candled it it was black/red looking and smelled bad.
     
  4. jab91864

    jab91864 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2007
    Northern Michigan
    Smelling bad is always a bad sign. Those eggs scare me. Years ago I had one burst on me... never again ack!!


    There is a LOT that can go wrong during incubation. It would be very hard to pin point exactly what happened. Have your temps and humidity been steady ???

    Julie
     
  5. tonini3059

    tonini3059 [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Luv

    Nov 6, 2008
    Southwestern PA
    Yeah everything has been constant. My first hatch that never happened and this is my second and I lost 3 eggs already. I candled them all and they are moving around but I am scared more are going to do that.
     
  6. CindyS

    CindyS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Usually it means bacteria have invaded the egg.
     
  7. tonini3059

    tonini3059 [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Luv

    Nov 6, 2008
    Southwestern PA
    Is there a way to prevent it?
     
  8. tonini3059

    tonini3059 [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Luv

    Nov 6, 2008
    Southwestern PA
    And then did it invade after they started growing or was it there from the beginning and then just took off so to speak?
     
  9. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    sometimes it has nothing to do with the way they've been kept,, sometimes you get weak genes, some problems with mom/dad could have made it happen.
     

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