First time incubating, couple questions

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Jaybr, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. Jaybr

    Jaybr Songster

    115
    0
    119
    Jun 1, 2008
    Matoaca, VA
    I've got 13 guinea eggs and 11 barred rock eggs in my homemade bator. Today is day 10 on the guinea eggs, day 4 on the BR's. I know it's early, but I candled them today just to see what was going on. 4 of the guinea eggs are clear, should I go ahead and throw them out?

    1 of the guinea eggs I saw what I think is a blood ring, the lower edge of the dark mass had blood along it anyway.

    All the BR eggs look viable, none are clear

    I'm going to use a brighter light (gotta run get batteries) and take another look at the one with the blood, but if it is blood I'm seeing should I throw it out too?
     
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2008
  2. bangor777

    bangor777 Songster

    735
    1
    153
    May 4, 2008
    I think you should wait...it's too early to know for sure.
     
  3. That dark mass with the blood around the bottom is likely a chick with the veins that are encircling the egg. I almost tossed one of those because I thought it was a blood ring but changed my mind and hatched out a beautiful Americana chick!!

    Don't toss it yet!!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: