Incubating a go

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by lilbellalovesducks, May 7, 2019.

  1. lilbellalovesducks

    lilbellalovesducks Chirping

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    I read somewhere saw some pictures that this circle means there is bacteria in the egg and it's not gonna grow or hatch and might explode? These eggs are 8 days in to incubators. 20190507_150611.jpg 20190507_150743.jpg I have a few that look like this while other look like this.. 20190507_150929.jpg 20190507_150658.jpg so I am guessing it's true? Any advice or confirmation that this is in fact true?
    3 out of 30 have a ring like that so if this is true I'd like to get them out as soon as possible..dont want a mess
     
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  2. Jpat

    Jpat Free Ranging

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  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    I have eggs cooking under two hens and haven’t seen that. @WVduckchick ?
     
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  4. muddy75

    muddy75 Crowing

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    first picture looks to me like a true blood ring.....ditch it
    2nd pic just looks weird/suspicious to me
    3rd pic I’m not really seeing anything abnormal....same with 4th pic.
    @Texas Kiki and others??
     
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  5. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    I haven't heard this bacteria stuff before.
    :confused:

    I don't know if it's just the photo quailty or if the eggs really don't look too good for day 8.

    Are you seeing strong veins?
    Are the embryos moving?

    When you wiggle the egg gently does the insides move freely?
     
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  6. lilbellalovesducks

    lilbellalovesducks Chirping

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    So most of them are like moving and wiggle freely...swear I saw a heart beating or at least that's what it looked like and this picture chat thing is where I heard the word bacteria ring. Screenshot_20190507-174309_Chrome.jpg

    I only see 3 that dont do that freely wiggle thing. And the first two in my pictures just looked odd to me... the second two where a few I thought where ok. This is my first incubation so I am.just trying to learn which is bad ya know
     
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  7. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    When I say move freely I mean if you barely move the egg if the insides just rotate freely like...shoot...I'm having trouble explaining.

    Hold.
    Let me think of a different way to say it.


    if the inside is moving freely when you wiggle the egg then that's usually not a good sign.

    If you're holding the egg real still and you see something move on its own that's good.
     
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  8. lilbellalovesducks

    lilbellalovesducks Chirping

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    When I was candling them it wiggled just a bit when i was rotating. I did it slowly. And when I watch for a while it looks like the darkest spot is beating like a heart.

    I have another batch in another incubator as well that I just did yesterday so waiting to candle those.
    Just hoping more hatch then when I left them under momma bird last year. She had only two that hatched sadly or I'd have left them with her.
     
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  9. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds!

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    I’d just leave them in, they will either form full blood ring, or my impression is they are ok. They aren’t in any danger of exploding at all, so candle again in a few more days.
     
  10. Knighstar679

    Knighstar679 Crowing

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    My bantam eggs started out with what looked like a circle, but after a few days it changed to be solid veins with a little black eye. It almost seems like shadows to me when I am really looking at it under a candler. I would let it be for a while unless it smells or changes drastically.
     
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