Help I don't know if chick died while developing

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Alex208, Mar 20, 2018.

  1. Alex208

    Alex208 Chirping

    Jul 11, 2017
    So it's day 12 day I candled one of the eggs aND a saw a red blood ring but I can see the baby chick moving and the egg is on the table so the egg isn't moving at all but you can see the chick movING help tell me what is wrong
  2. Altfrizzle

    Altfrizzle Songster

    Sep 1, 2017
    Ridgefield, CT
    If the embryo is still moving, chances are you're seeing a ring of vascularization, not a blood ring. If they embryo stops developing, it will also not be moving and the veins will break down.
  3. HenniesInMyHeart

    HenniesInMyHeart Songster

    Mar 12, 2018
    OMG I have the exact same issue going on! 3 of mine have that thick red ring of vascularization and the rest is barely visible...but I did see one embryo move in there too! Please leave your baby in the incubator; if the embryo moved, s/he's alive! You can always pull the egg later if need be, but we can't undo a throw-away. I am letting mine be even though I have very low hopes for the other two ring ones. Also I have 3 much-more-developed babies so it's strange. Sending love and chickie positive thoughts! <3

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