HELP!!! Are these blood rings???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by shelleyd2008, Sep 22, 2008.

  1. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I am pretty sure the first one is, but I am using a different light to candle, so I am hoping I'm wrong... [​IMG]
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  2. mark3208

    mark3208 Out Of The Brooder

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    how many days in the bator shelley? if just a few, probabaly just the normal developing embryo.
     
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    They are on day 7, but in the first egg, I can see the peep floating around on the other side of the egg. I have had only one egg with a blood ring so far, and that was about a month ago, not really sure that this is but I think so.
     
  4. MagsC

    MagsC Queen Of Clueless

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    It kind of looks like it...but then I am quite obtuse when it comes to candling([​IMG] ) so you might want to keep it a little while yet and candle later.
     
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  5. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    I had one last time that looked like a blood ring, she's 12 weeks old now.
     
  6. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

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    I have some right now that are on day 11 and I STILL can't see the baby...however, when it is sitting still I can watch the veins move around. I would definitely keep them until you KNOW they are bad. I have one I was sure was dead on day 7 or so (thought I saw a blood ring) and actually saw the baby jumping all over the place tonight. Those little monsters can hide in there. [​IMG]
     
  7. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Not only that, but my silkie was broody so I gave her 3 EE eggs and one of her silkie eggs. I moved her and the eggs, and it broke her broody. [​IMG] So I brought the EE eggs in, and left the silkie egg out overnight. I brought it in today, candled no movement. I put it in the bator, now 12 hours later, and there's movement!! You never know.
     
  8. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Pictures don't show up for me? But as a rule, I don't toss till day 14 unless I really know, or the nose says it's time to go. Often a blood ring will be a clear red line across the egg equator, at various latitudes depending on the timing of death.
     
  9. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I see them now.

    I'd say wait. It's hard to tell from pictures. At day 7 though, your light seems bright enough that you'd be able to see an eye floating aroud in the egg. Just mark the suspect eggs and when you candle on day 14, you can look a bit closer to remember to see if they have changed or not.

    I wish I had my pic of a blood ring uploaded, but it was a very distinct red ring. Almost like you took a red shapie and drew it on the egg.

    Here's an egg from day 12. So when you check at day 14, it should look some what like the following pic:

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  10. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    That is a really good picture!
     

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