few questions

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by arabianequine, May 12, 2010.

  1. arabianequine

    arabianequine Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 4, 2010
    blood rings mean what?

    embroy floating around on day 14?

    why is there a space on up side and the pointy down side?
  2. SarahIrl

    SarahIrl Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2010
    West Cork, Ireland
    See the candling thread, or google blood rings in eggs. I'm new too, but from my understanding a blood ring is where the blood has drained away from the dead embryo. It will develop bacteria and not taken out of the incubator will likely explode, ruining your hatch. All eggs will have to go.

    An embryo should be filling most of the egg by day 14 (see candling thread here again, it's s sticky on top of the forum page) and should be from the pointy end to the air cell at the bottom.

    I don't know for sure, but if you have an air cell at the pointy end too I'd say your chick has died a few days ago. The blood ring is the evidence, and as bacteria excrete gasses this can lead to a gas build up inside the egg.

    It sounds to me like you've lost this one, but wait for someone more experienced than me to tell you that unless you chuck out a viable egg.

    Does it smell? Is the floating embryo moving on it's own - if you candle it and hold the egg still for a minute does the embryo move? Even a little shiver means it's alive, mine are day 15 and when I checked them last night, they were filling the egg pretty much and just shuffling around a little.
  3. arabianequine

    arabianequine Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 4, 2010
    Thank you for your help....I candled again last night as well day 14.....so we set the same day. This is my second time trying to hatch and I through out 5 eggs last night but yeah two had blood rings in them and one had a floating mass but we cracked them all open and they were not any good looked pretty normal actually.

    As far as the space on top and bottom of the egg they all have that that I left in there that I believe are alive still and growing. They are mostly all dark I left all those. I did not see any moving in any but thought I seen some veins here an there toward the pointy end.

    We will see....I only had one chick hatch last time but I did not put a full set in I had like 6 chicken eggs and 8-10 turkey eggs. Only one turkey tried and died after making air hole trying to get out. It was the only fertile turkey egg I seen in there.

    I one other chick was alive fully grown died while trying to get out the chick that hatched first turned the egg over and the pip got put on the bottom and got sealed closed.

    I hope my hatch is way better this time.

    Good luck to you too!
  4. arabianequine

    arabianequine Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 4, 2010
    anyone else tell me a bit more please on this

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