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Eggs that haven't made it?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by RiotRoo, Nov 9, 2015.

  1. RiotRoo

    RiotRoo Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm incubating for the first time, and I have 14 silkie eggs. Today is day 7 and I candled then for the first time. I'm pretty new to this, but I've done a lot of research and I believe one egg wasn't fertile as I see no development and one looks to have a blood ring. How long should I wait before discarding them? I'm kind of worried due to my lack of experience I'm not reading them correctly and I don't want to remove them from the incubator if they're actually ok!
     
  2. chickmomma03

    chickmomma03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    try to get some pictures, be careful, but don't have the eggs out too long. It will help people out to have a visual (do it in a solid dark room, candle the egg, and use your phone/camera with no flash)

    Here's a blood ring on one of my duck eggs, notice no viable veining
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  3. RiotRoo

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    The first one I believe has a blood ring, and the second appears to not have grown at all. Here's photos at 8 days.

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  4. chickmomma03

    chickmomma03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    in the first one, do you see any clear signs of veining? the 2nd doesn't look like it's developing. the first, I'm not sure. this is 7 or 8 days on mine that was developing, you could see veining and in the middle the tiny embryo with a little pulsing at the heart
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  5. RiotRoo

    RiotRoo Out Of The Brooder

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    The only veining I can see is the red loop that forms a circle :( All of my other ones look like your photo though, so that's exciting! :D
     
  6. chickmomma03

    chickmomma03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yea, I'd probably call it dead then. You could technically put it back in and see if there are any changes, but you run a risk of it growing bacteria. I hate giving up on eggs, but when there's no clear veining and a red ring it's likely early death.
     
  7. beetandsteet

    beetandsteet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The first one is dead (ring of death); the second one I would leave in the incubator and candle it again at 14 days. I had an egg on my last hatch appear to be non-developing every time I candled it, but it surprised me by hatching---zipping around it's shell cracking through the words "questionable" and "not developing day 14" I had written on that egg :)
    As long as there are no cracks in the egg; no oozing or foul odor, you shouldn't have to worry about the egg exploding in the incubator. Hope you have a good hatch! :)
     
  8. RiotRoo

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    Thank you so much guys! I will discard the dead one and cross my fingers that the other one is just behind :)
     
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  9. chickmomma03

    chickmomma03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how are things going?
     
  10. RiotRoo

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    Really well! I ended up removing 3 eggs that were no good from the incubator, and there is one more that looks like it might be bad but I left it. Lots of healthy activity in the other 10 eggs though. We're officially in lockdown now! :)
     

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