Is it rotten?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by lslauds, May 11, 2008.

  1. lslauds

    lslauds Out Of The Brooder

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    So I'm hatching a what I believe is a Giant Pekin duck egg. It's around it's hatch date and this morning when I went to turn it I noticed a light blood ring around the air cell and darker spot near the center. I candled it and saw that the dark spot is attached to the big dark spot (I have a terrible candler). As I was returning it to the incubator I felt movement. So I assume it's not dead yet, but does this mean that it may still hatch?

    P.S. The movement I felt is at the air cell.
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    A bloodring indicates the embryo has died and the blood has drained from the veins.
     
  3. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    A blood ring indicates a dead and possibly abnormal embryo from a fertile egg.
     
  4. Mom 2em All

    Mom 2em All Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2008
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    I just want to add that you may not be seeing a blood ring..you said that you have a terrible candler and that the ring is around the air cell...the blood vessels in the egg stop at the aircell, and you may just be seeing that.
     

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