Now Day 16 on Dipsy Eggs!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ksacres, Dec 21, 2007.

  1. ksacres

    ksacres At Your Service

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    I candled my seven eggs last night on day 10, 4 growing well and 3 blood rings. So, all were fertile and not bad so far for shipped eggs. Thanks Dipsy!
     
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2007
  2. Hi Kelli! Not bad so far, but not good [​IMG]
    That seems like too many blood rings. I never looked up 'why' that happens, but here's what I found.

    Blood rings:
    Improper storage (Follow recommended egg storage and gathering recommendations.)
    Improper incubation temperatures (Check thermometer accuracy and incubator functions. Follow recommended temperature settings.)
    Improper breeder nutrition (Feed breeders a diet with balanced nutrient levels.)
    Improper fumigation (Follow fumigation recommendations.)

    I know they were fresh and stored well. I'm pretty sure it's not a nutritional issue. I don't know anything about fumigation.
    I'm sure you have the bator temps right on your end.

    It's possible they got cold during shipping (improper storage) and I guess shipping itself would be considered 'improper storage' [​IMG]

    I hope the next group grows better for you.
    Merry Christmas!
    Lisa
     
  3. silkieluvr

    silkieluvr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Keep the blood ring ones in the bator a little longer because when I had one from Dipsy it still hatched so don't give up
     
  4. lacyloo

    lacyloo Cooped Up

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    i hope they make it [​IMG]
     
  5. ksacres

    ksacres At Your Service

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    Quote:Already took them out... [​IMG]
     
  6. peeps7

    peeps7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That stinks that you already took em out....... [​IMG]. Hope the rest hatch. [​IMG]
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    If it was an actual blood ring, it wouldn't have hatched anyway. A blood ring means the embryo has died and the blood has left the embryo.
     
  8. ksacres

    ksacres At Your Service

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    Quote:That's what I thought too. I always take out the ones with blood rings.
     
  9. ksacres

    ksacres At Your Service

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    Quote:I think they had a rough ride, the three that had blood rings had the yolk in the top of the egg when I candled them and fairly loose (but not completely) air cells, to be honest, I was surprised they developed at all. I don't fumigate, so that rules that out. That is the highest % of blood rings I have ever gotten, so I don't think it's my bator. Just the luck of the draw [​IMG] Happy to have four little Dipsy babies!
     
  10. ksacres

    ksacres At Your Service

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    I candled again last night, day 16. Now down to three, but those three had definite movement. I will be happy if I hatch anything!! Fingers crossed for my first actual chicks from shipped eggs!!!!!!!
     

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