Help please, candling and incubation Rhea

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by lucy1471, Apr 30, 2017.

  1. lucy1471

    lucy1471 Just Hatched

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    Hi! So I'm incubating a Rhea egg, if Is now 7 days plus a few hours into incubation and I'm seeing a red ring. Now I saw the same with my chickens before it filled with veins, however I've also seen this mean early death. I'll post a picture and see what you all think. Hopefully this is the correct place to put these questions ! Kind regards [​IMG]
     
  2. emmaellis111

    emmaellis111 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does the egg have an air sack..?
     
  3. lucy1471

    lucy1471 Just Hatched

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    YEs the egg has an air sac, but a red circle too, now I know about the ring of death but this is a perfect circle IN the egg not around?
     
  4. emmaellis111

    emmaellis111 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would leave it 3 more days and candle again. If the air sack hasn't grown in 3 days and the red ring is still there it's a bad egg. But defo leave it 3 days . X
     
  5. emmaellis111

    emmaellis111 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Many people who incubate eggs have had the red ring and have had healthy chicks. The main thing as long as the embryo is growing it should be fine. X
     
  6. lucy1471

    lucy1471 Just Hatched

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    I'm seriously praying for this little fella, it's just the shell is soooo thick on these I have no idea, thanks!
     
  7. emmaellis111

    emmaellis111 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have mt fingers crossed for you. Let me know how you get on in 3 days x
     
  8. lucy1471

    lucy1471 Just Hatched

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    Thanks I will do
     
  9. pax12

    pax12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I say just keep it and see if it grows
     
  10. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

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    I agree. it's an egg. just keep incubating it and see if it grows.
     

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