How do i know if its a quitter or not??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by redhd077, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. redhd077

    redhd077 Songster

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    Hi I am new to this forum. I am hatching for the 1st time ever! So excited. Today is day 11 and I have one egg that I think might be a quitter but i'm not 100% sure. It is a brown egg and its hard to see, but it looks like it has a blood ring, but only on one side. I tried to get a picture to post but they all come out dark.( if anyone has advice on how to get a good picture let me know) So how do i know it is a quitter?? I don't want to throw it out if its good. Help!!!
     
  2. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

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    I don't know if you have seen these candling pictures but here is a link to the thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=261876 I would say if it looks like a blood ring but only on one side, it could actually be a viable egg. I would leave it in until lockdown unless it starts smelling or weeping. Good luck.
     
  3. redhd077

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    Wow those are great pictures thank you for the link. That is what I was afraid of is getting rid of it and it might be a ok. Thanks
     
  4. redhd077

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    I got some pictures of this egg I am worried about. I am now at day 13.

    This isn't a very good picture, but best I could get.
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    Last edited: Mar 14, 2011
  5. tinychicky

    tinychicky Songster

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    i'd leave it in the 'bator if you're not sure [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. justmeandtheflock

    justmeandtheflock Overrun with ducklings :)

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    As long as it smells OK I would leave it in the bator for a little while. In a few days you will know for sure based on how the other eggs look compared to this one. Good luck with your hatch!
     
  7. PeckingOrder

    PeckingOrder In the Brooder

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    Quote:Many thanks for linking to that thread, very handy for a newbie like myself!
     
  8. redhd077

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    It doesn't smell yet so i guess i will wait. It is one of the few brown eggs i have that i can see in. It doesn't look at all like my white eggs!
     
  9. redhd077

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    Ok so today is day 14 and i took some more pictures of this questionable egg. Does it look like a blood ring?? It doesn't look like any of the others.


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    This is day 15 and this egg has been driving me crazy........i opened it up today and it was an early quitter. There was a line of what looked like blood on the shell and the yoke was just runny and look almost scrambled.
     
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2011

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