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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by NikolasGuy1234, Apr 4, 2018.

  1. NikolasGuy1234

    NikolasGuy1234 Chirping

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    Ok so my isa brown is sitting on eggs and earlier today i watched her sibling crack an egg. (afterwards i blocked the broody hen off.) anyways i checked the egg and the most i saw was a tiny tiny splotch of blood. She has been on the eggs for almost 4 days. Is this normal? I candled 2 others and noticed no veins or anything of the sort... And they should be fertilized... I do have a rooster.
     
  2. oregonkat

    oregonkat Crowing

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    I would say it was possible for a tiny new vein to have been ruptured. I assume you took the egg and tossed it.
     
  3. Clucking_Caramel

    Clucking_Caramel Chirping

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    Agreed. Eggs are very fragile and greedy hens are sure to take advantage of that. If the egg somehow survived, put wax on the crack.
     
  4. oregonkat

    oregonkat Crowing

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    I would not re introduce the egg. If the membrane was ruptured, which it was if it bled, bacteria is already in there the embryo will die and will compromise the rest of the clutch of eggs.
     
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  5. NikolasGuy1234

    NikolasGuy1234 Chirping

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    but should i be worried that they arent more developed? its been four days...
     
  6. oregonkat

    oregonkat Crowing

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    No dont be worried. Wait till day 8 or 10 and candle again. Then you should know how many are viable.
     
  7. NikolasGuy1234

    NikolasGuy1234 Chirping

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    thank you!
     
  8. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Yes...and block the broody nest so the other birds can't interfere.
     
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