First time shipped eggs- candling

agto

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It's day 14. These eggs look not what I'm used to. Two different eggs. One has a black blob and no discernable veining. And the other isn't moving any more but has great veining.
 

JaeG

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The black blob sounds like the embryo has died. The veins do disappear pretty quickly. The other one may be getting too crammed up to give a wiggle maybe? Candle in a couple of days and you'll be able to check whether the veining is still there. :fl
 

agto

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Thank you JaeG! So if I see veins it's alive.... Or at least more potentially alive.
If an egg dies it'll get a ring even after day 7?
 

JaeG

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Thank you JaeG! So if I see veins it's alive.... Or at least more potentially alive.
If an egg dies it'll get a ring even after day 7?

I've found the ring does break up and disappear quite quickly so unless you candle at just the right time you can miss it. I generally deal with quail eggs but I candle a lot and I've got quite good at telling what's looking good and what isn't. I had one this morning (they must be about a week along) that did have a bit of a blood ring and I could see that the veins were thinning. I've found the dead embryos do look really black like you've described. Hopefully your other baby will stay with you and hatch successfully. :fl

What kind of eggs are they?
 

agto

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Golden laced Cochin bantams. $20 for six eggs shipped from Florida to Minnesota. Not a bag price at all, I've just never spent over $5 for a chick.
 

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