First time incubating, couple questions

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

  1. Jaybr

    Jaybr Songster

    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

    May 4, 2008
    I think you should'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!!

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