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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by silkies4penny, Dec 4, 2011.

  1. silkies4penny

    silkies4penny Out Of The Brooder

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    what it means when theres a blood ring around a newly set egg. I got 12 shipped to me, and 5 of them have just a red ring around part of the yolk. this is on day 5 of incubation. I am getting good veining and dark spots on the other 7, so whats with the 5? is there something I could have done to change this or is this the norm for shipped eggs? FYI this is my first attempt at incubating.
     
  2. silkies4penny

    silkies4penny Out Of The Brooder

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    *does, didn't mean to sound rediculous:)
     
  3. joneus

    joneus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    IIRC, the blood ring is usually a sign that something went wrong or bacteria got into the egg. It happens- even to eggs you've taken from your own back yard.
     
  4. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Blood rings indicate bad eggs of early demise. If it's only day 5, I might would wait another 3-4 days to make sure, but if they look that much different than the other eggs, toss 'em. It's a common occurrence in shipped eggs.
     
  5. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I agree. Wait for a few more days before you toss them just to be sure.
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Quote:X 2 If you hatch 7 out of 12 on shipped eggs, you are doing well.
     

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