I've Never Seen This Before..

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BirdsBeesTrees, May 20, 2019.

  1. BirdsBeesTrees

    BirdsBeesTrees Crowing

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    So I just finished hatching part of my shipped eggs. I had a pretty good hatch 8 Ayam Cemanis and 5 Blue Marans. My question is about one of the Ayam Cemanis that didn't hatch. I candled it when I noticed the tiniest pin prick on the egg without any progression. The air cell was completely filled with blood! I opened the egg, the chick was dead but had a mostly absorbed yolk sac but bright red blood gushed out of the air cell area. Why did this happen? Oh and I'll share a pic of my new friendly babies. :) IMG_0184.JPG IMG_0187.JPG
     
  2. FoodFreedomNow

    FoodFreedomNow Crowing

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    Congrats on your cute chicks! :jumpy

    I haven't personally seen what you described, but can't help but wonder if perhaps the chick pipped through a blood vessel and bled out before hatch?
     
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  3. Coffeebean1947

    Coffeebean1947 Songster

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    That happened to one of my chicks. The chick itself was covered in blood. I could see the large vessel it pipped through.
     
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  4. CluckNDoodle

    CluckNDoodle Songster

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    I would guess the same, It likely pipped through a blood vessel. Remarkably, I had a chick that hatched successfully and is perfectly fine but when I took the shells out and investigated, the top air cell membrane was almost black with dried blood. I'm sorry your peep didn't make it but the other babies are adorable! :love:jumpy
     
  5. Feather Hearts

    Feather Hearts Crowing

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    Yes, that does sound like it pipped through the larger blood vessel, usually the chick is aligned incorrectly in the egg when this happens, so it's lined up to pip through the egg. It's unfortunate, but can happen with shipped eggs. Congratulations on the new babies, they are adorable!
     
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