I can't tell if my dove egg embryo is alive or not!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Lynne Ismail, Jun 2, 2017.

  1. Lynne Ismail

    Lynne Ismail New Egg

    Jun 2, 2017
    Beirut, Lebanon
    IMG_0527.jpg FullSizeRender.jpg I got this dove egg from a local farm, and I started incubating it at home. Day by day it seemed to grow well. But today, (Approximately 7 days later) I was candling my egg and I noticed this thick blood ring around the embryo. I do know that blood rings mean the embryo is dead. But when I look closer, I can see the embryo moving around, lightly bobbing its head too. If it's alive, then why is there a blood ring? Please someone tell me what is happening! First photo is just 2 days ago, and the second with three sections is today. Ps. How long do white dove eggs need to hatch?
  2. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

    Mar 31, 2011
    Woodland, California
    My Coop
    is the embryo moving?

    If so, the thing to do is to keep an eye on it to see if it dies. So far, the egg does not look like a dead egg with a blood ring.

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