Probably blood ring, save or pitch? (pics)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by blkwdw, Jul 3, 2011.

  1. blkwdw

    blkwdw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know this is probably a big ole blood ring in this first egg, but I thought for sure I saw movement, these are silkie eggs at 7 days,
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    This second one just shows the blood ring .. I guess...
    This third one looks kind of clear, but maybe a hint of something... Shouldn't the veins be more defined at 7 days?


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    I am incubating 18 silkie eggs and they are not looking promising...

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    this fourth one is what I was hoping they would all look like..
    I haven't discarded any yet, no smell... But am I right about the blood rings?
    they won't turn into chicks, will they?
    All the eggs were picked up locally...
     
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2011
  2. LilyD

    LilyD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would agree with you that it's a blood ring but if you think you saw movement there is no reason not to give it more time. When you candle day 14 you will definitely see a difference between developed and not developed because the baby should take up most of the egg.

    The second definitely looks like there is something there too though.
     
  3. blkwdw

    blkwdw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    will an egg explode without getting smelly first? should I pitch the blood ringed eggs or is it hurting anything to continue on as long as they don't smell yet?
    Has anybody hatched out any with an obvious blood ring?
     
  4. LilyD

    LilyD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:If your not sure I would leave it until at least day 10 usually the ones that are going to explode get a really large air pocket in the egg because they build up gas. By day 10 you will know for sure if its growing or not because it will either have a moving chick or it won't so it will be obvious.
     
  5. blkwdw

    blkwdw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good to know about the air pocket that's the first I'd seen posted about that. Will give it a few more days and recheck. Is it defective egg or mishandling that causes bacteria to enter and cause the blood ring?
     
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  6. LilyD

    LilyD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I am not sure what causes it I had one in the last dozen I hatched and it was a barn mix egg that hadn't been shipped so there was no mishandling before I got it and put it in. Maybe it has something to do with the veining when the baby dies early on in incubation. Mine was before day 10 I think maybe day 7 but the blood ring is stable and doesn't move where the insides of the egg are normally fluid.
     
  7. cmom

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    This is a candle video at day 8. Click on image to view.
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  8. blkwdw

    blkwdw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thats really awesome, most of mine look nothing like that [​IMG]
     

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