Is this a vein in the egg?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by duckman4450, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. duckman4450

    duckman4450 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is actually a mallard duck egg but I assumed the same things applied with chicken eggs. The egg is about 4 and a half days old. I have another that has tons of veins and I can see the heart beat already which is exciting!:D but this egg I noticed had a VERY thick red line, and I was curious to know if it is just a vein or something possibly worse.

    Here is a picture of it.
    http://imgur.com/hFvEa
     
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  2. Overoberyl

    Overoberyl Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. duckman4450

    duckman4450 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry!! Accidentally deleted a letter on the link. Check it now
     
  4. Overoberyl

    Overoberyl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's hard to say, it could be a pooling of blood indicating the embryo has died, or it could be the beginning of veining, you should know more in a couple of days. If it's alive it will develop more veining, if not it will stay as it is and turn brownish. I know that's not very helpful but I couldn't say for certain either way based on the pic...
     
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  5. duckman4450

    duckman4450 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the reply. I'll candle it tomorrow at evening turn and see what it's doing
     
  6. Overoberyl

    Overoberyl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I had to guess I would say its probably no longer alive, but at four days I woudln't throw anything out unless it was a stinker...
     

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